the writings of ancient Egypt

Author: Maria C. Betrò

Publisher: Abbeville Pr


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 251

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Explains the meaning and history of six hundred Egyptian hieroglyphics, and depicts aspects of Egyptian civilization and daily life
Posted in Foreign Language Study

Middle Egyptian

An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs

Author: James P. Allen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521774833

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 510

View: 3291

An accessible introduction to hieroglyphic writing and the language and civilisation of ancient Egypt.
Posted in Foreign Language Study

Writings from Ancient Egypt

Author: Toby Wilkinson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141395966

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 9389

'Man perishes; his corpse turns to dust; all his relatives pass away. But writings make him remembered.' The fascination Ancient Egypt holds in our minds has many sources, but at the heart of it lie hieroglyphics. This extraordinary writing system was for many years seen as the ultimate challenge and puzzle before finally being cracked in the 1820s. Preserved carved in stone or inked on papyri, hieroglyphic writings give a unique insight into an awe-inspiring but also deeply mysterious culture. Toby Wilkinson has translated a rich selection of pieces, ranging from accounts of battles to hymns to stories to royal proclamations. This book is both very enjoyable and an essential resource for anyone wanting to study one of humankind's great civilizations.
Posted in History

Aufstieg und Fall des Alten Ägypten

Die Geschichte einer geheimnisvollen Zivilisation vom 5. Jahrtausend v. Chr. bis Kleopatra

Author: Toby Wilkinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570552759


Page: 825

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die Welt der Pharaonen

Author: Regine Schulz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783833132704

Category: Egypt

Page: 538

View: 8259

Posted in Egypt

Cracking Codes

The Rosetta Stone and Decipherment

Author: R. B. Parkinson,Whitfield Diffie,Mary Fischer,R. S. Simpson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520222489

Category: History

Page: 208

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Napoleon's troops discovered a granitoid slab in the village of Rosetta in the western Delta in 1799. The Rosetta Stone was to become one of the most famous Egyptian antiquities in the world as well as an instantly recognizable icon of script and decipherment. In this exciting, beautifully illustrated work, Richard Parkinson tells the story of the Stone's discovery and the so-called battle of the decipherers that it inspired. Published to accompany a major exhibition at the British Museum celebrating the bicentenary of the Stone's discovery, and including a selective catalog of the exhibits, this book also examines the wider issues of script and writing in ancient Egypt and beyond. The Rosetta Stone is a fragment of a stela inscribed with a priestly decree in honor of Ptolemy V. The main significance of the text lies not in its content, however, but in the fact that it is written in three scripts--hieroglyphic, demotic, and ancient Greek. Early Orientalists recognized immediately the potential of the Stone for the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs. Thomas Young made great advances, especially with the demotic text, but it was Jean-Fran�ois Champollion who made the final breakthrough in 1822. In so doing he cracked much more than two Egyptian scripts: He opened up Egyptian culture as a whole to historians. Among the subjects discussed in Cracking Codes are the relationship between hieroglyphs and art, the social prestige of literacy, and the power of writing and its practical aspects (scribal equipment and training). A brief description of other decipherments is also given, drawing on examples such as Linear B and Meroitic--a language which remains to be read. A selection of the History Book Club, the Book-of-the-Month Club, and the Quality Paperback Book Club
Posted in History

How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs

A Step-by-step Guide to Teach Yourself

Author: Mark Collier,Bill Manley

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520239494

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 179

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With the help of Egyptologists Collier and Manley, museum-goers, tourists, and armchair travelers alike can gain a basic knowledge of the language and culture of ancient Egypt. Each chapter introduces a new aspect of hieroglyphic script and encourages acquisition of reading skills with practical exercises. 200 illustrations.
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Der Code der Pharaonen

der dramatische Wettlauf um die Entzifferung der ägyptischen Hieroglyphen

Author: Lesley Adkins,Roy Adkins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783404642014


Page: 447

View: 9600

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The Instruction of Amenemope

A Critical Edition and Commentary Prolegomenon and Prologue

Author: James Roger Black

Publisher: N.A


Category: Egyptian literature

Page: 667

View: 3002

Posted in Egyptian literature



Author: iMinds

Publisher: iMinds Pty Ltd

ISBN: 192176161X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 2

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Hieroglyphs form some of the oldest writing in the world. The word 'hieroglyph' means 'sacred carvings' in Greek and is the name given to written characters formed by drawings. These drawings can be of people, animals, plants, or many other objects. Numerous ancient cultures used one form or another of hieroglyphs. The Sumerians, Assyrians and Babylonians of the Middle East all used hieroglyphs. So did the Mayans of South America. However, it is the Ancient Egyptians who are most famous for using a form of hieroglyphs for their writing.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

The Genesis of the Bible

Author: Shaka Saye Bambata Dolo

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467024481

Category: Religion

Page: 820

View: 629

This book is about Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and how the Arabs and Europeans took these Afrikan Religious Belief Systems from ancient Egypt, North Afrika and used them during The Trans-Sahara Afrikan Slave Trade by the Arabs in the name of Allah, and followed by The Transatlantic Afrikan Slave Trade by the Europeans in the name of Jesus, to enslave the bodies, minds, and souls of the Afrikan Race. This book is about the "Jesus' Deception" that has been passed on down through history by European historians, that is still being taught around the world today. This book takes a provocative intellectual, scholastic, historical, cultural, and sociological look at the Bible. This book identifies the names of the translators of the King James Bible of 1611 A. D., and when the chapters and verses in the Bible were created and who created them. The purpose of this book is to expose the historical, cultural, sociological, religious and theological lies of the Europeans and the Arabs. This book reveals the truth of the origination of The Bible, as "There Is No Religion Higher Than The Truth". Join me in an intellectual odyssey through time. Here, I feel like a Lone Warrior standing before a mighty army. Come with me on this perilous pilgrimage as we travel through a parallel universe. I dedicate this book to my mother and father who gave me life. To the rest of my Native Afrikan family for supporting me and encouraging me on this publishing venture. To the Heavenly Father, without whom none of this would be possible. There are others I would also like to thank for being a part of helping me through this journey called Life, such as my professors at the Alabama State University where many a great scholars paths I have crossed. To my American family and friends in Mobile, Alabama who nurtured and taught me from childhood to adulthood. The many friends and colleagues I met in my travels all across America in my intellectual journey, and last but certainly not least, to my publisher for granting me the opportunity to speak to many all around the world in this forum. I am eternally indebted to you all-Thank you.
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A History of Writing

From Hieroglyph to Multimedia

Author: Anne-Marie Christin

Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor


Category: Art

Page: 403

View: 6806

"In total, fifty-eight lavishly illustrated chapters present detailed yet accessible commentaries from a team of leading specialists in the study of writing. Together they explain and clarify the birth, evolution, and dissemination of over thirty key scripts and alphabets and their numerous derivatives. The breadth and scope of material covered, along with the detailed sources of documentation provided, make A History of Writing an essential and exciting new contribution to existing scholarship on this fascinating subject."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Reich of the Black Sun

Nazi Secret Weapons & the Cold War Allied Legend

Author: Joseph P. Farrell

Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press

ISBN: 9781931882392

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 7287

"A fascinating expose proving that Nazi Germany won the race for the atom bomb in late 1944. Were the Nazis secretly researching the occult, alternative physics and new energy sources? This scientific-historical journey tracks down the proof and answers these fascinating questions: What were the Nazis developing in Czechoslovakia? Why did the US Army test the atom bomb on Hiroshima? Why did the Luftwaffe fly a non-stop round-trip mission within twenty miles of New York City in 1944?"--Publisher's description.
Posted in History

Semiotic Approaches to Human Relations

Author: Juergen Ruesch

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110816229

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 804

View: 5784

Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Agnosticity Volume 2

An Agnostic View of Bothersome Mormon Doctrine

Author: Raymond A. Hult

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1425193943

Category: Religion

Page: 172

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Agnosticity is a new word created by the author with the hope that it will cause the reader to take a fresh look at how Agnostics think. Volume 1 reflected Agnostic concerns surrounding Christian doctrine in general and was the first of a series intended to analyze the belief systems of major organized religions around the world. Volume 2 concentrates on the Agnostic concerns of Mormon doctrine as an example of a religion established by a charismatic leader claiming a present day visit by God. Utilizing the experience gained from his twenty-seven years as a Special Agent for the FBI, the author employs deductive reasoning and dogged research to justify the Agnostic point of view. This book is written so that the average person can easily understand the doubts that Agnostics struggle with in trying to decide the existence of God from the Mormon perspective. An active adult member of the Mormon faith for over twenty-seven years, the author has attempted to separate the wheat from the chaff in identifying those specific doctrines that are most bothersome for honest Mormons to confront. The author's primary goal remains to portray the Agnostic in a more favorable light and that there is nothing inherently evil with admitting that a sure knowledge of God may not be so sure after all.
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The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

Author: Elizabeth Payne

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307813991

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 3947

For more than 3,000 years, Egypt was a great civilization that thrived along the banks of the Nile River. But when its cities crumbled to dust, Egypt’s culture and the secrets of its hieroglyphic writings were also lost. The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt explains how archaeologists have pieced together their discoveries to slowly reveal the history of Egypt’s people, its pharaohs, and its golden days. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction