The Story of the Shipwrecked Sailor: Lines 9-17

As promised, here is another section of The Story of the Shipwrecked Sailor, lines 9-17.

In case you missed it, you can find lines 1-8 here, and the answers are posted in the Egyptian Hieroglyphs forum. Again, if you would like to see the transliteration, transliteration, and comments, you need to register for the forums.

In the last part we were introduced to a šmsw iqr, “excellent follower,” who was addressing his superior, the “ḥ3ty-ʿ.” The excellent follower speaks of the success of the expedition, emphasizing that there were no losses and they returned home safely. At this point, it is unclear who this excellent follower is or why he is addressing his superior of the success of the expedition of which he was a member. The next few lines may shed some light…


The Story of the Shipwrecked Sailor - Lines 9 - 17


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