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Author : Maria C. Betrò
ISBN : UOM:39015040730155
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Explains the meaning and history of six hundred Egyptian hieroglyphics, and depicts aspects of Egyptian civilization and daily life
Category: Foreign Language Study

Writings From Ancient Egypt

Author : Toby Wilkinson
ISBN : 9780141395968
Genre : History
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'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.
Category: History

Ancient Egypt Before Writing

Author : Alicia Meza
ISBN : 9781479745777
Genre : History
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An investigation is made here of a marking and counting system used in Ancient Egypt similar to the one existing in Mesopotamia, during the fourth millennium BCE. Th e archaeological model indicates that, this development was crucial to the invention of writing and to social stratifi cation in both Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt. Th is fact was corroborated by archaeological analysis of the areas, indicating a very early state formation at the beginning of the Middle Uruk Period in Mesopotamia, which corresponded to the Predynastic Period in Egypt. A correlation is made here of proto-signs from both areas, Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt, which was probably used for longrange trade between both regions.
Category: History

How To Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Author : Mark Collier
ISBN : 0520239490
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 42.64 MB
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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.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Egyptian Hieroglyphics

Author : Stephane Rossini
ISBN : 9780486130958
Genre : History
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Clear, easy-to-follow text tells absolute beginners how to transcribe hieroglyphs by presenting and explaining 134 phonetic elements. Includes section on word analysis, newly enlarged pronunciation guide, and much more.
Category: History

Decoding Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Author : Bridget McDermott
ISBN : 9780785833994
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Read and interpret hieroglyphs as you learn about the intriguing world of the Ancient Egyptians. Decoding Egyptian Hieroglyphs interweaves a clear guide to deciphering this elegant picture language with vivid depictions of its origins and the people themselves. From farmers to pharaohs, uncover the beauty and mystery of the land that was Ancient Egypt.
Category: Foreign Language Study

The Keys Of Egypt

Author : Lesley Adkins
ISBN : 0060194391
Genre : History
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Chronicles the twenty-year attempt of French linguist Jean-Francois Champollion to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics despite poverty, ill health, competition by English physician Thomas Young, and political enemies.
Category: History

Hieroglyphs And The Afterlife In Ancient Egypt

Author : Werner Forman
ISBN : 0806127511
Genre : History
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In ancient Egypt the strategy to achieve life after death relied on hieroglyphs, which united art and writing to help fulfil this ambition. This lavishly illustrated book tells the history of the texts that, through 3,000 years, were designed to ensure survival after death. Egyptologist Stephen Quirke sets out the history of the texts designed to guarantee life beyond death, from the Pyramid Texts for kings and queens, c.2400 BC, to the Book of the Dead used by king and subject alike after 1600 BC. The literature that flourished for millennia met its end under the combined pressures of Greek-speaking government, Roman occupation, and conversion to Christianity. Although Books of the Dead and other funerary manuscripts form the great bulk of surviving Pharaonic texts, no up-to-date survey of this material has been available to a general or scholarly readership. This book, based on a concept by Werner Forman, aims to fill that gap.
Category: History

The Mystery Of The Hieroglyphs

Author : Carol Donoughue
ISBN : 0195218507
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Explains how the hieroglyphic writing system of the ancient Egyptians began and how the discovery of the Rosetta stone helped break its code.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction