Writings from Ancient Egypt

Writings from Ancient Egypt
Author: Toby Wilkinson
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-08-25
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780141395968

Download Writings from Ancient Egypt Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

'Man perishes; his corpse turns to dust; all his relatives pass away. But writings make him remembered' In ancient Egypt, words had magical power. Inscribed on tombs and temple walls, coffins and statues, or inked onto papyri, hieroglyphs give us a unique insight into the life of the Egyptian mind. Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson has freshly translated a rich and diverse range of ancient Egyptian writings into modern English, including tales of shipwreck and wonder, obelisk inscriptions, mortuary spells, funeral hymns, songs, satires and advice on life from a pharaoh to his son. Spanning over two millennia, this is the essential guide to a complex, sophisticated culture. Translated with an Introduction by Toby Wilkinson

Writings from Ancient Egypt

Writings from Ancient Egypt
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-01-03
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9780141395951

Download Writings from Ancient Egypt Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

A collection of rare texts from Ancient Egypt, newly translated for this essential edition The fascination that 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 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. For this collection, Toby Wilkinson has translated a rich selection of pieces, ranging from accounts of battles to hymns to stories to royal proclamations. Entertaining and revelatory, this is an essential resource for studying one of humankind’s great civilizations. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Egyptology The Missing Millennium

Egyptology  The Missing Millennium
Author: Okasha El Daly
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2016-07-01
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781315429755

Download Egyptology The Missing Millennium Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Egyptology: The Missing Millennium brings together for the first time the disciplines of Egyptology and Islamic Studies, seeking to overturn the conventional opinion of Western scholars that Moslims/Arabs had no interest in pre-Islamic cultures. This book examines a neglected period of a thousand years in the history of Egyptology, from the Moslem annexation of Egypt in the seventh century CE until the Ottoman conquest in the 16th century. Concentrating on Moslem writers, as it is usually Islam which incurs blame for cutting Egyptians off from their ancient heritage, the author shows not only the existence of a large body of Arabic sources on Ancient Egypt, but also their usefulness to Egyptology today. Using sources as diverse as the accounts of travelers and treasure hunters to books on alchemy, the author shows that the interest in ancient Egyptian scripts continued beyond classical writers, and describes attempts by medieval Arab scholars, mainly alchemists, to decipher the hieroglyph script. He further explores medieval Arab interest in Ancient Egypt, discussing the interpretations of the intact temples, as well as the Arab concept of Egyptian kingship and state administration—including a case study of Queen Cleopatra that shows how the Arabic romance of this queen differs significantly from Western views. This book will be of great interest to academics and students of archaeology, Islamic studies and Egyptology, as well as anyone with a general interest in Egyptian history.

Ancient Egyptian Literature

Ancient Egyptian Literature
Author: Miriam Lichtheim
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2006-04-03
Genre: History
ISBN: 0520248422

Download Ancient Egyptian Literature Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

"Praise for the first editions: " "Concise, lucid, and altogether interesting . . ..The notes on the individual texts are unfailingly illuminating."--"Books Abroad" (now "World Literature Today")

Voices from Ancient Egypt

Voices from Ancient Egypt
Author: R. B. Parkinson
Publsiher: British Museum Publications Limited
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1991
Genre: History
ISBN: UCSD:31822035452507

Download Voices from Ancient Egypt Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Voices from Ancient Egypt is an anthology presenting translations of sixty documents from a golden age of ancient Egyptian culture (c. 2081 - 1600 BC). The documents illustrate all aspects of life and the place of literacy in an early civilisation. The 'voices' range from the high formal literature of religious rituals and royal monuments to the hurried requests of the bureaucrats and the jokes of harrassed workmen. They tell a tale not only of the intellectual beliefs of the elite, but of family feuds, love and murder, as well as the pastoral dreams of a society trying to attain its vision of absolute order in a chaotic universe. This volume is a reissue of the valuable introduction to ancient Egyptian literature, first published in 1991.

The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts

The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts
Author: James P. Allen
Publsiher: Society of Biblical Lit
Total Pages: 481
Release: 2007-08-30
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781589836785

Download The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

The Pyramid Texts are the oldest body of extant literature from ancient Egypt. First carved on the walls of the burial chambers in the pyramids of kings and queens of the Old Kingdom, they provide the earliest comprehensive view of the way in which the ancient Egyptians understood the structure of the universe, the role of the gods, and the fate of human beings after death. Their importance lies in their antiquity and in their endurance throughout the entire intellectual history of ancient Egypt. This volume contains the complete translation of the Pyramid Texts, including new texts recently discovered and published. It incorporates full restorations and readings indicated by post-Old Kingdom copies of the texts and is the first translation that presents the texts in the order in which they were meant to be read in each of the original sources.

Egyptian Hieroglyphics

Egyptian Hieroglyphics
Author: Stéphane Rossini
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 96
Release: 1989-06-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 0486260135

Download Egyptian Hieroglyphics Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Guides readers to understand and transcribe hieroglyphics by presenting and explaining phonetic elements.

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt
Author: Toby Wilkinson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2011-03-15
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780679604297

Download The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Magisterial . . . [A] rich portrait of ancient Egypt’s complex evolution over the course of three millenniums.”—Los Angeles Times NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Publishers Weekly In this landmark volume, one of the world’s most renowned Egyptologists tells the epic story of this great civilization, from its birth as the first nation-state to its absorption into the Roman Empire. Drawing upon forty years of archaeological research, award-winning scholar Toby Wilkinson takes us inside a tribal society with a pre-monetary economy and decadent, divine kings who ruled with all-too-recognizable human emotions. Here are the legendary leaders: Akhenaten, the “heretic king,” who with his wife Nefertiti brought about a revolution with a bold new religion; Tutankhamun, whose dazzling tomb would remain hidden for three millennia; and eleven pharaohs called Ramesses, the last of whom presided over the militarism, lawlessness, and corruption that caused a political and societal decline. Filled with new information and unique interpretations, The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt is a riveting and revelatory work of wild drama, bold spectacle, unforgettable characters, and sweeping history. “With a literary flair and a sense for a story well told, Mr. Wilkinson offers a highly readable, factually up-to-date account.”—The Wall Street Journal “[Wilkinson] writes with considerable verve. . . . [He] is nimble at conveying the sumptuous pageantry and cultural sophistication of pharaonic Egypt.”—The New York Times

Letters from Ancient Egypt

Letters from Ancient Egypt
Author: Edward Frank Wente,Edmund S. Meltzer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 271
Release: 1990
Genre: History
ISBN: UVA:X001856010

Download Letters from Ancient Egypt Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

This book provides translations of most of the letters that have survived reasonably intact from the Old Kingdom through the Twenty-first Dynasty of ancient Egypt. An introduction provides information relating to ancient Egyptian epistolography and discussion regarding the transmission of letters. The organization of the book is basically chronological, with separate sections devoted to royal letters and letters sent by and to the vizier. Also included are several model letters that were used in the education of the Egyptian scribe.--Publisher description.

Lives of the Ancient Egyptians Pharaohs Queens Courtiers and Commoners

Lives of the Ancient Egyptians  Pharaohs  Queens  Courtiers and Commoners
Author: Toby Wilkinson
Publsiher: Thames & Hudson
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2007-11-17
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780500771631

Download Lives of the Ancient Egyptians Pharaohs Queens Courtiers and Commoners Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

100 biographies reveal the true character and diversity of the ancient world's greatest civilization The biographies included here give voice not only to ancient Egypt's rulers but also to the people who built the great monuments, staffed government offices, farmed, served in the temples, and fought to defend the country's borders. Spanning thousands of years of ancient Egyptian history, the book offers a fresh perspective on an always fascinating civilization through the lives of: The god-kings, from great rulers like Khufu and Ramesses II to less famous monarchs such as Amenemhat I and Osorkon Egypt's queens: the powerful Tiye, the beautiful Nefertiti, Tutankhamun's tragic child-bride Ankhesenamun, and the infamous Cleopatra The officials who served the pharaoh: the architect Imhotep who designed the first pyramid, the court dwarf Perniankhu, and the royal sculptor Bak Ordinary women who are often overlooked in official accounts: Hemira, a humble priestess from a provincial Delta town, and Naunakht, whose will reveals the trials and tribulations of family life Commoners and foreigners such as the irascible farmer Hekanakht, the serial criminal Paneb, and Urhiya, the mercenary who rose to the rank of general in the Egyptian army. Lives of the Ancient Egyptians offers remarkable insights into the history and culture of the Nile Valley and very personal glimpses of a vanished world. Note: The ebook edition includes the complete text of the printed book without illustrations

The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt
Author: Elizabeth Payne
Publsiher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-04-25
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9780307813992

Download The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

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.

The Egyptian Book of Living Dying

The Egyptian Book of Living   Dying
Author: Joann Fletcher
Publsiher: Watkins Media Limited
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2012-01-18
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9781844838059

Download The Egyptian Book of Living Dying Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

A unique, affordable guide to the diverse belief system of the ancient Egyptians. Historian Joann Fletcher traces the stages of life from conception to the existence beyond the tomb. She gives particular emphasis to the hazardous voyage of the soul and focuses on key themes such as creation, magic, ritual and eternity. Fully-illustated and printed on high-quality paper, the book provides an excellent introductoin to ancient Egyptian mythology and ritual encompassing the gods, creation, life, death and the afterlife. --Reveals the mysteries of the ancient Egyptians’ fascinating and amazingly diverse belief system, with its emphasis on funerary cults. --Displays a wealth of quotations from ancient Egyptian sources, including intriguing spells from the Book of the Dead and mystical ritual incantations. --Unfolds the rich tapestry of ancient Egyptian myth, from the powers of the gods and pharaohs to the journey in search of the eternal paradise. --Contains more than 90 evocative photographs of ancient Egyptian sites and artefacts plus more than 40 specially-commissioned colour artworks.

The Writing of the Gods

The Writing of the Gods
Author: Edward Dolnick
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-10-19
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781501198939

Download The Writing of the Gods Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

The surprising and compelling story of two rival geniuses in an all-out race to decode one of the world’s most famous documents—the Rosetta Stone—and their twenty-year-long battle to solve the mystery of ancient Egypt’s hieroglyphs. The Rosetta Stone is one of the most famous objects in the world, attracting millions of visitors to the British museum ever year, and yet most people don’t really know what it is. Discovered in a pile of rubble in 1799, this slab of stone proved to be the key to unlocking a lost language that baffled scholars for centuries. Carved in ancient Egypt, the Rosetta Stone carried the same message in different languages—in Greek using Greek letters, and in Egyptian using picture-writing called hieroglyphs. Until its discovery, no one in the world knew how to read the hieroglyphs that covered every temple and text and statue in Egypt. Dominating the world for thirty centuries, ancient Egypt was the mightiest empire the world had ever known, yet everything about it—the pyramids, mummies, the Sphinx—was shrouded in mystery. Whoever was able to decipher the Rosetta Stone, and learn how to read hieroglyphs, would solve that mystery and fling open a door that had been locked for two thousand years. Two brilliant rivals set out to win that prize. One was English, the other French, at a time when England and France were enemies and the world’s two great superpowers. The Writing of the Gods chronicles this high-stakes intellectual race in which the winner would win glory for both himself and his nation. A riveting portrait of empires both ancient and modern, this is an unparalleled look at the culture and history of ancient Egypt and a fascinating, fast-paced story of human folly and discovery unlike any other.

The Ancient Egyptians

The Ancient Egyptians
Author: Adolf Erman
Publsiher: Peter Smith Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 318
Release: 1978
Genre: History
ISBN: PSU:000008338976

Download The Ancient Egyptians Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Women s Letters from Ancient Egypt 300 BC AD 800

Women s Letters from Ancient Egypt  300 BC AD 800
Author: Roger S. Bagnall,Raffaella Cribiore
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2015-07-16
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780472036226

Download Women s Letters from Ancient Egypt 300 BC AD 800 Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

The private letters of ancient women in Egypt from Alexander the Great to the Arab conquest