Sinuhe the Egyptian: A Novel - Book 10, The City of the Heavens Summary & Analysis

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Book 10, The City of the Heavens Summary

Summer is at its hottest when Horemheb arrives and Thebes is full of dread. Sinuhe visits Horemheb on his warship just as he is turning over command to Pepitamon but predicting Pharaoh will return him to command. Sinuhe takes Horemheb to the Crocodile's Tail, where Horemheb reveals that Ammon will be deposed and his vast possessions confiscated. Pharaoh foolishly insists that it be done openly by day, allowing people time to arm. Horemheb weeps for Egypt and falls asleep before Sinuhe can tell of his travels.

All night long Ammon's priests egg on followers to pledge their lives for his sake, wanting Aton to be guilty of shedding blood. At sunrise, Pharaoh's decree is read: Ammon the false god is deposed and accursed and his name is to be erased everywhere; his temples...

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