Late Egyptian Grammar

Author: Friedrich Junge
Editor: Griffith Inst
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This English translation of the second German edition of a pioneering introduction to the grammar of Late Egyptian, the language of the New Kingdom, principally of the Ramessid Period (ca. 1350-1000 BCE), fills a longstanding gap in teaching works for ancient Egyptian. The author devotes special attention to the language of papyri and ostracautexts and document of everyday lifeuwithout neglecting the style and language of belles lettres and monumental inscriptions. Throughout copious examples, exercises, and bibliographical information, the reader is familiarized with the major text categories of the time. The book assumes some knowledge of Middle Egyptian. The presentation moves from the distinctive features of the writing system and orthography of Late Egyptian, through basic morphology and the structures of the simple and compound clauses and sentences, to larger linguistic units. Attention is given throughout to setting the linguistic forms of Late Egyptian in their context of the history of the language, relating them to Middle Egyptian forms on the one hand and to Demotic and Coptic forms on the other. Detailed comments are given both for the examples and for the exercises that close the main chapters. An appendix offers a preliminary synthesis of formulas in oaths and letters, units of value including weights and measures, and the organization of the necropolis administration at Deir el-Medina, the workmenAes village from which a high proportion of preserved sources was recovered. An extensive apparatus of bibliography, vocabulary and various indexes provides easy access to the content of the grammar and to factual information.

Middle Egyptian

Author: James P. Allen
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139486357
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Middle Egyptian introduces the reader to the writing system of ancient Egypt and the language of hieroglyphic texts. It contains twenty-six lessons, exercises (with answers), a list of hieroglyphic signs, and a dictionary. It also includes a series of twenty-five essays on the most important aspects of ancient Egyptian history, society, religion and literature. The combination of grammar lessons and cultural essays allows users to not only read hieroglyphic texts but also to understand them, providing readers with the foundation to understand texts on monuments and to read great works of ancient Egyptian literature in the original text. This second edition contains revised exercises and essays, providing an up to date account of current research and discoveries. New illustrations enhance discussions and examples. These additions combine with the previous edition to create a complete grammatical description of the classical language of ancient Egypt for specialists in linguistics and other fields.

How To Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Author: Mark Collier
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520239494
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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.

Experiments In Egyptian Archaeology

Author: Denys A. Stocks
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134400799
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In this fresh and engaging volume, Denys A. Stocks examines the archaeological and pictorial evidence for masonry in ancient Egypt. Through a series of experiments in which he tests and evaluates over two hundred reconstructed and replica tools, he brings alive the methods and practices of ancient Egyptian craftworking, highlighting the innovations and advances made by this remarkable civilisation. This practical approach to understanding the fundamentals of ancient Egyptian stoneworking shows the evolution of tools and techniques, and how these come together to produce the wonders of Egyptian art and architecture. Comprehensively illustrated with over two hundred photographs and drawings, Experiments in Egyptian Archaeology will bring a fresh perspective to the puzzles of Egyptian craft and technology. By combining the knowledge of a modern engineer with the approach of an archaeologist and historian, Denys Stocks has created a work that will capture the imagination of all Egyptology scholars and enthusiasts

Artifacts From Ancient Egypt

Author: Barbara Mendoza Ph.D.
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440844011
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Primary source documents and detailed entries reveal what ancient Egypt was like, using the objects and artifacts of daily life from the period covering the Predynastic era through the Græco-Roman period (5000 BCE to 300 CE). • Features anecdotal information about daily life that helps to engage readers and illuminate the historical context • Contains a section denoting significance of an object to key contextual themes • Provides a listing of additional resources with important print and electronic resources • Includes a chronology of events to better place the object or artifact within a historical timeframe

The Eye And Man In Ancient Egypt

Author: Richey L. Waugh
Editor: Wayenborgh Publishing
ISBN: 9062998909
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Portrait Mummies From Roman Egypt I Iv Centuries A D

Author: Lorelei Hilda Corcoran
Editor: Oriental Inst Publications Sales
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In Egypt of the 1st century AD an alternative was introduced to the traditional use of painted masks of papier-mache on wrapped and decorated mummies. A new technique, borrowed from the Hellenic tradition of painting in encaustic (coloured wax) or water colour on wooden panels or linen sheets, involved the production of realistic images of the faces of men, women and children. These idealized paintings were placed over the face of the wrapped mummy. The combination of an impressionistically rendered face and a wrapped mummiform body has been interpreted as a synthesis of two contrasting contemporary cultures - Hellenic and native Egyptian. However Corcoran's analysis of the iconography of these mummies reveals that their decoration reflects the continuity of a cultural alignment that was fundamentally Egyptian. Her study documents a vital and articulate pagan tradition that survived in Egypt until the triumph of Christianity in the fourth century AD. Written from the perspective of an academic Egyptologist, this analysis of an important corpus of objects includes an illustrated catalogue of 23 mummy coverings with `portrait faces' from the collections of museums in Egypt. Both as an original work on quite inaccessible material and as an important scholarly study of a class of artefact usually treated more `glossily' this will be an important book for egyptologists, classicists, art historians and historians of religion.

Wine In Ancient Egypt

Author: Maria Rosa Guasch Jané
Editor: British Archaeological Reports Limited
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Wine is a beverage that belongs to the Mediterranean culture. A study of the origins of wine shows how deep vineyards are rooted in this area from West to East and since antiquity. The oldest and most extensive documentation about viticulture and winemaking comes from Egypt. Vineyards have been grown in the Nile Delta for five thousand years. The historical and archaeological study of documents and paintings related to winemaking coming from walls of Egyptian tombs, still presents nowadays unknown aspects. Thanks to the development of analytical techniques, we are now able to shed light on a new aspect known to us from the first Mediterranean civilization: the wine culture in Egypt. This present study has three objectives: To provide a bibliographical study of viticulture and oenology in ancient Egypt; to verify, in an analytical way, the presence of wine in amphorae of ancient Egypt; and to investigate what kinds of wine were produced in ancient Egypt.

Let The Ancestors Speak A Guide To The Grammar Of The Language Of Kemet

Author: Ankh Mi Ra
Editor: James Everett Laws
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Hieroglyphs A Very Short Introduction

Author: Penelope Wilson
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191578010
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Hieroglyphs were far more than a language. They were an omnipresent and all-powerful force in communicating the messages of ancient Egyptian culture for over three thousand years; used as monumental art, as a means of identifying Egyptianness, and for rarefied communication with the gods. In this exciting new study, Penelope Wilson explores the cultural significance of the script with an emphasis on previously neglected areas such as cryptography, the continuing decipherment into modern times, and examines the powerful fascination hieroglyphs still hold for us today. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.