Admiral Ahmose Relates His Deeds

Ahmose, son of Ebana, was born in the town of Nekheb.  He served under the reigns of three kings - Ahmose I, Amenhotep I, and Thutmose I.

His career started in the war against the Hyksos under Ahmose I. He followed Ahmose and his successors, Amenhotep I and Thutmose I on campaigns in Nubia, Palestine and Syria, during which he distinguished himself for his bravery.

His biography is written in his tomb at El Kab (the ancient Nekheb) and is one of our most important documents for the history of the early 18th dynasty.  The text given here is part of the beginning of this biography.

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