• Chapter 1 : audio / Hieroglyphs
    Incipit: Sinuhe introduces himself.

  • Chapter 2 : audio / Hieroglyphs
    Death of King Amenemhat.

  • Chapter 3 : audio / Hieroglyphs
    While on a war campaign,
    Sesostris is secretely informed of his father's death
    and flies back to Court.

  • Chapter 4 : audio / Hieroglyphs
    Having discovered a conspiration
    the frightened Sinuhe decides to leave Egypt.

  • Chapter 5 : audio / Hieroglyphs
    Sinuhe flies towards the eastern lands.
    Exhausted, thirsty, at the end of his strength
    he is on the verge of death.

  • Chapter 6 : audio / Hieroglyphs
    He is rescued by a tribe of bedouins
    who assist him and give him hospitality.

  • Chapter 7 : audio / Hieroglyphs
    Summoned by Amuneneshi, king of Retenu,
    Sinuhe tells him the story of his flight.

  • Chapter 8 : audio / Hieroglyphs
    Amuneneshi asks Sinuhe about Egypt inner political situation.
    Sinuhe - diplomatically - tells him everything is all right
    and praises Sesostris' strength and goodness.

  • Chapter 9 : audio / Hieroglyphs
    Amuneneshi invites Sinuhe to stay with him,
    gives him a rich land and makes him
    chief of one of his first-rate tribes.

  • Chapter 10 : audio / Hieroglyphs
    Sinuhe - who has become strong and powerful -
    is indispensable for Amuneneshi
    who raises him to the rank of general of his army
    so that he may have under control
    the land and the warlike chiefs of his tribes.

  • Chapter 11 : audio / Hieroglyphs
    Sinuhe is challenged to a duel
    by a champion of the bellicose chiefs of Retenu.

  • Chapter 12 : audio / Hieroglyphs
    The duel.
    Sinuhe kills his challenger and gets his lands and goods.

  • Chapter 13 : audio / Hieroglyphs
    Sinuhe sees in this victory a sign of divine favour
    and prays the God who led him astray
    to bring him back to Egypt.

  • Chapter 14 : audio / Hieroglyphs
    Informed about Sinuhe's wishes
    Sesostris invites his former servant
    to come back to Egypt
    so that he can end his days, in peace,
    in his native land.

  • Chapter 15 : audio / Hieroglyphs
    Full of gratitude
    Sinuhe sends a thankful message to Sesostris
    telling him that he accepts his magnanimous invitation.

  • Chapter 16 : audio / Hieroglyphs
    Sinuhe resigns from his office,
    bequeaths his goods to his elder son
    and leaves Retenu for Egypt,
    where he reaches Sesostris' Court.

  • Chapter 17 : audio / Hieroglyphs
    Sinuhe meets Sesostris,
    who wants to know the motives of his flight.
    Sinuhe can hardly explain
    and puts himself in his king's hands.

  • Chapter 18 : audio / Hieroglyphs
    The young princesses try to soften the king's heart towards Sinuhe
    with a dance and a song in praise of Sesostris
    who lets himself be won.

  • Chapter 19 : audio / Hieroglyphs
    Sinuhe is restored to his old rank,
    he obtains goods and benefits
    and lives in the king's favour
    for the rest of his life.

    And this is the complete recording:

    The Tale of Sinuhe