|Author||E. A. Wallis Budge|
|Publication Date||June 11, 2012|
The period of Egyptian History treated in the present volume has been continued from the end of the reign ofT hothmes II. to the end of the rule of the XVIII thD ynasty, i.e., from about 1550 to 1400 B.C. This period, though comparatively short, is one of extreme interest, for in it theE gyptians succeeded in establishing their empire in Palestine andS yria, and extended their rule as far eastwards as the city of Ni, which cannot have been very far from the river Euphrates. In this period, moreover, are included the reigns ofT hothmes III. and A men-hetep III., whose energy and ability raised Egypt to an exalted position among the civilized nations of the world, and made her feared by Nubians, Libyans, and theS emitic tribes of theE astern Desert, and of Sinai, and of Western A sia. Thothmes III. consolidated theE gyptian power inN ubia andS yria, and A men-hetep III. administered the vast empire which his great ancestor had won by his sword. On the death of A men-hetep III. Egypt may be said to have extended from the Atbara river in theE astern Sudan to the city of Aleppo inN orthern Syria. Hand in hand with the growth of power went increase in the wealth of Egypt, and the buildings which the greatest kings of the XYIII thD ynasty set up in their capital, Thebes, testify to the lavishness with which they spent the money that had been given to them by A men-P ia the king of the gods.
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