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By Miriam Lichtheim

Chronologically prepared translations of old Egyptian writings shed mild upon the improvement of various literary kinds. Bibliogs.

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Entering his northern garden, he found erected for him ICHlr larg-cts of Asiatic copper, of one palm in thickness, with a distance (If twenty cubits between one post and the next. Then his majesty appeared on the chariot like Mont in his might. He drew his bow while (III 42 ANCIENT EGYPTIAN LITERATURl: holding four arrows together in his fist. Thus he rode northward shooting at them, like Mont in his panoply, each arrow coming out at the back of its target while he attacked the next post. It was a deed never yet done, never yet heard reported: shooting an arrow at a target of copper, so that it came out of it and dropped to the ground-(done) only by the King rich in glory, whom Amun made strong.

May you act according to your charge. R NOT¥-S I. " see my article inJNES, 30 (1971), 69-72. 2. The five lines are difficult and the translations differ widely. 3.

5. The change into a first person narrative suggests that parts of the original document, in the form of a campaign diary, were wrilten in the first person and the whole was subsequently Iransposed, with some inconsistency, into the more formal third person narration. The original diary is menrioned in line 94. MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS 35 6. IV, 653) is impossible. If the enemy's northern wing had been on the south side of the Qina valley, the Egyptian army, (;oming up from the south, could not have entered the valley unobserved.

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