Sinuhe


Sinuhe

▪ Egyptian official
flourished 20th century BCE

      protagonist of a literary tale set in the early 12th dynasty (Egypt, ancient) (1938–c. 1756 BCE) who fled Egypt to settle in Syria. His story yields information about political and social conditions of the time.

      Sinuhe was an official of the harem maintained for Amenemhet I by his queen. While on an expedition to Libya, he learned of the king's assassination (1908 BCE) and fled, either out of fright or because of his complicity. He intended to travel southward but was diverted to the north while crossing the Nile River, and he passed into Palestine. After much wandering in Palestine and Lebanon, he was invited to settle with a chieftain of southern Syria, who adopted him and married him to his eldest daughter. In that land Sinuhe raised a family and became a veritable patriarch. He defended his father-in-law's territory and entertained emissaries traveling to and from Egypt.

      The pharaoh Sesostris I invited Sinuhe to return to Egypt, and Sinuhe eagerly accepted. The king forgave him his real or imagined crimes and welcomed him with rich gifts; thereafter Sinuhe remarried in his homeland, while the pharaoh ordered a fine tomb built for him. Sinuhe's tale survived as a popular epic; internal evidence suggests that it is based on actual events. The story of Sinuhe was adapted by a 20th-century Finnish writer, Mika Waltari (Waltari, Mika), for a popular novel, The Egyptian (1949).

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