The Drowning of the Pharaoh

Now, we want to read the related Egyptian papyrus number 6, which dates to the time of the Pharaoh in the British Museum England:

 “From Amenamoni, head of the protective books of the white room of the palace, to the scribe Penterhor:

When this letter reaches you and has been read point by point, surrender your heart to the sharpest pain, like a leaf before the storm, when you learn of the sorrowful disaster of the drowning in the whirlpool. Calamity struck him suddenly and inescapably. The sleep in the waters has made something helpless out of something great. Depict the destruction of the lords, the lord of the tribes, the king of the east and the west. What news can compare to the news I have sent you?”

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