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Book Title: The Black Pharaoh|
The author of the book: Christian Jacq
Edition: Simon & Schuster
Date of issue: July 3rd 2000
ISBN 13: 9780671018054
Format files: PDF
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Translated by Sue Dyson
Opening quote: And the sun rose over the earth, as a new day dawned. Stele of Piankhy
Opening: When she saw her husband returning from the temple, the village headman's wife tried to make herself believe that he was carrying a sack of wheat on his shoulders.
In Egypt, great changes within the 23rd and 24th dynasties led to rule from Nubia in the 25th Dynasty. From wiki (always frill-free, if at times inaccurate!): Piye (once transliterated as Piankhi d. 721 BC) was a Kushite king and founder of the Twenty-fifth dynasty of Egypt who ruled Egypt from 753/752 BCE to c.722 BCE according to the most recent academic research by Rolf Krauss and David Warburton.He ruled from the city of Napata, located deep in Nubia, modern day Sudan.
In this book he was known by the old translation of Pianki and he ruled from Napata, the capital of Kush (now in modern day Sudan). The nearby mountain was the southern border of Egypt. The action in this story starts circa 730 BC
This story is woven around the adventure recounted on a huge stele (1.8m high and 1.48m wide), which is preserved in the museum in Cairo. It was discovered in 1862 on the site of Gebel Barkal by Auguste Mariette and held in his museum in Bulaq before being transferred to the present Museum of Antiquities.
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Read information about the authorChristian Jacq is a French author and Egyptologist. He has written several novels about ancient Egypt, notably a five book suite about pharaoh Ramses II, a character whom Jacq admires greatly.
Jacq's interest in Egyptology began when he was thirteen, and read History of Ancient Egyptian Civilization by Jacques Pirenne. This inspired him to write his first novel. He first visited Egypt when he was seventeen, went on to study Egyptology and archaeology at the Sorbonne, and is now one of the world's leading Egyptologists.
By the time he was eighteen, he had written eight books. His first commercially successful book was Champollion the Egyptian, published in 1987. As of 2004 he has written over fifty books, including several non-fiction books on the subject of Egyptology.
He and his wife later founded the Ramses Institute, which is dedicated to creating a photographic description of Egypt for the preservation of endangered archaeological sites.
Between 1995-1997, he published his best selling five book suite Ramsès, which is today published in over twenty-five countries. Each volume encompasses one aspect of Ramesses' known historical life, woven into a fictional tapestry of the ancient world for an epic tale of love, life and deceit.
Jacq's series describes a vision of the life of the pharaoh: he has two vile power-hungry siblings, Shanaar, his decadent older brother, and Dolora, his corrupted older sister who married his teacher. In his marital life, he first has Isetnofret (Iset) as a mistress (second Great Wife), meets his true love Nefertari (first Great Wife) and after their death, gets married to Maetnefrure in his old age. Jacq gives Ramesses only three biological children: Kha'emweset, Meritamen (she being the only child of Nefertari, the two others being from Iset) and Merneptah. The other "children" are only young officials trained for government and who are nicknamed "sons of the pharaoh".
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