Ancient Near East
Records of the Past
Records of the Past, 2nd series, Vol. II
ed. by A. H. Sayce
Sargon asserts that he was preceded by 330 Assyrian kings.--p. 205
Records of the Past 2:2
has more Egyptian material than the first, including the
Inscription of Uni, the Adventures of Sinuhit,
and the Legend of the Expulsion of the Hyksos.
Also of interest on the Egyptian side are some of the
Tel El-Amarna letters, Babylonian cuneiform tablets found in Upper Egypt,
copies of correspondence between Amenophis III and rulers throughout the
ancient Near East.
From Mesopotamia comes the brutal Inscription of Assur-natsir-pal,
the Moabite Stone and an Akkadian
Hymn to the Setting Sun,
plus detailed king lists and chronologies.
If you are curious about Assyrian, but found cuneiform off-putting,
the Specimens of Assyrian Correspondence
has complete transliterations of three
short texts in the footnotes.
Even the most mundane of these inscriptions are bejeweled with the names
of gods and goddesses, some of them little-known local deities.
Another very interesting entry in this series.--J.B. Hare, October 14, 2008.
I. Inscription of Uni (of the Sixth Dynasty)
II. The Adventures of Sinuhit (of the Twelfth Dynasty)
III. The Legend of the Expulsion of the Hyksos
IV. The Stele of Thothmes IV (of the Eighteenth Dynasty)
V. Tablets of Tel El-Amarna Relating to Palestine in the Century Before the Exodus
VI. The Inscriptions of Telloh
Inscriptions of Ur-Bau
VII. Inscriptions of Gudea
VIII. Inscriptions of Ur-nin-girsu
IX. Inscription of Nam-maghâni
X. Inscription of Ghala-lamma
XI. Inscriptions of Dungi, King of Ur
VII. The Assyrian Chronological Canon
The Assyrian Chronicle
VIII. The Standard Inscription of Assur-natsir-pal
IX. Specimens of Assyrian Correspondence
X. Akkadian Hymn to the Setting Sun
XI. The Moabite Stone
Table of the Egyptian Dynasties
List of Kings of Assyria