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- Egyptian Tales- Complete Collection of Papyrus Stories [Kindle Edition]

W. M. Flinder Petrie
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Book Description

Ancient Tales from the Egypt as translated by W. M. Flinders Petrie. Stories include: Tales of the Magicians, Khafra's Tale, Baufra's Tale, Hordedef's Tale, The peasant and the Workman, The Shipwrecked Sailor, The Adventures of Sanehat The Taking of Joppa, The Doomed Prince, Setna and the Magic Book.

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Product Details

  • File Size: 131 KB
  • Print Length: 107 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: MacMay (November 16, 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001L5U35A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #141,877 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Stories July 20, 2014
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There are only a few tales included. With the typical arrogance of the English academic of his time, Petrie has felt justified in adding or deleting wherever he felt inclined, so the tales are not copied accurately as they stand. He has also changed the translations where he felt inclined, but his version is not necessarily better or worse than another translation, and he does state which translation he is mainly following. The remarks at the end of each tale are helpful and shed some light on ancient customs and beliefs. The stories themselves are entertaining and give insights into ancient Egyptian ideas. Although written by one of the most famous Egyptologists, the book is intended to be readable rather than scholarly and can be enjoyed by anyone.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Egyptian Tales is very entertaining February 16, 2014
By bddtt
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If you like to delve into the ancient past with ancient authors, this books takes you to an Egypt where you can read texts from papyri written millennia ago. Enjoyed it immensely. Thank you for a reading not found in small town libraries.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Charming ancient tales December 6, 2013
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For lovers of mythology and ancient culture. Mr. Petrie writes a commentary that helps greatly in understanding the more obscure points.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good October 6, 2013
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One of the most promient Eygptoligists of his time Petrie has library of knowledge. Good read, and also a great resourse
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it January 28, 2013
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i enjoyed all details of this book and many more of Christian Jacq's series. Please don't stop writting enjoy reading more to come. Thank you so much!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Something different September 6, 2012
By Mammoth
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This was something different than what I usually read. I enjoyed it for what it is, an old translation of a translation. So it was entertaining taken with a grain of salt.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but not quite what I expected August 29, 2012
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I bought the Kindle version of this book to learn more about Flinders Petrie adventures in Egypt. Although interesting, the contents are not what I had hoped for.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 20, 2014
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A neat little read for those interested in the ancient near east.
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