Chapter 1 : audio /
Incipit: Sinuhe introduces himself.
Chapter 2 : audio /
Death of King Amenemhat.
Chapter 3 : audio /
While on a war campaign,
Sesostris is secretely informed of his father's death
and flies back to Court.
Chapter 4 : audio /
Having discovered a conspiration
the frightened Sinuhe decides to leave Egypt.
Chapter 5 : audio /
Sinuhe flies towards the eastern lands.
Exhausted, thirsty, at the end of his strength
he is on the verge of death.
Chapter 6 : audio /
He is rescued by a tribe of bedouins
who assist him and give him hospitality.
Chapter 7 : audio /
Summoned by Amuneneshi, king of Retenu,
Sinuhe tells him the story of his flight.
Chapter 8 : audio /
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 /
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 /
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
the land and the warlike chiefs of his tribes.
Chapter 11 : audio /
Sinuhe is challenged to a duel
by a champion of the bellicose chiefs of Retenu.
Chapter 12 : audio /
Sinuhe kills his challenger and gets his lands and goods.
Chapter 13 : audio /
Sinuhe sees in this victory a sign of divine favour
and prays the God who led him
to bring him back to Egypt.
Chapter 14 : audio /
Informed about Sinuhe's wishes
Sesostris invites his former servant
to come back
so that he can end his days, in peace,
in his native land.
Chapter 15 : audio /
Full of gratitude
Sinuhe sends a thankful message to Sesostris
telling him that
he accepts his magnanimous invitation.
Chapter 16 : audio /
Sinuhe resigns from his office,
bequeaths his goods to his elder son
Retenu for Egypt,
where he reaches Sesostris' Court.
Chapter 17 : audio /
Sinuhe meets Sesostris,
who wants to know the motives of his flight.
can hardly explain
and puts himself in his king's hands.
Chapter 18 : audio /
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 /
Sinuhe is restored to his old rank,
he obtains goods and benefits
in the king's favour
for the rest of his life.
And this is the complete recording:
The Tale of Sinuhe