James Henry Breasted (1865-1935) obtained his PhD at theUniversity of Berlin and became director of the Haskell Oriental Museum at the University of Chicago, where he held the first chair in Egyptology and Oriental History in the United States. In 1919 he became the founder of the Oriental Institute at that university.
Ancient Records of Egypt, Volumes 1 to 3, is his most magnificent achievement.
They are most complete account of all existing original Egyptian records, translated from the original hieroglyphics into English.
Breasted undertook this incredible task by traveling to all the historical sites in Egypt and the world’s museums. There, he meticulously copied and translated all surviving Egyptian records, be they from stone, papyrus or leather artifacts.
In this manner, Breasted provided an unparalleled insight in to the historical, cultural, racial and religious events of ancient Egyptian history, directly from the original sources.
The three volume set together make an unparalleled achievement in the field of historical record, Egyptology and academic brilliance.
Cover: Quartzite stature of Ankhrekhu, 12th dynasty, circa 1850 BC.
388 pages. Exact reproduction of the original.