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The Tale of Sinuhe and Other Ancient Egyptian Poems
The Tale of Sinuhe is set at the time of the death of king Amenemhat I (Sehotepibre), 1908BC, but written about 100 years later, and was popular in ancient Egypt for at least 750 years. It bears comparison with other ancient near East literature such as the story of Abraham in the book of Genesis in the bible. The royal courtier, Sinuhe, is on expedition in Libya to the west, when he hears of his king's untimely demise. He panics and runs for his life, o...