The Egyptian (Sinuhe egyptiläinen, Sinuhe the Egyptian) is a novel by Mika Waltari. It was first published in Finnish in 1945. It is set in Ancient Egypt, mostly during the reign of Pharaoh Akhenaten of the 18th Dynasty. The protagonist of the novel is Sinuhe, the royal physician, who tells the story in exile after Akhenaten's fall and death. Apart from Egypt, the novel charts Sinuhe's travels in then-Egyptian dominated Syria in Mitanni, Babylon, Minoan Crete, and the Hittites.