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Hieroglyphs Without Mystery

Author : Karl-Theodor Zauzich
ISBN : 0292798040
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Marveling over the tomb treasures of Ramses II and Tutankhamen that have toured U.S. and European museums in recent years, visitors inevitably wonder what the mysterious hieroglyphs that cover their surfaces mean. Indeed, everyone who is fascinated by ancient Egypt sooner or later wishes for a Rosetta stone to unlock the secrets of hieroglyphic writing. Hieroglyphs without Mystery provides the needed key. Written for ordinary people with no special language skills, the book quickly demonstrates that hieroglyphic writing can be read, once a few simple principles are understood. Zauzich explains the basic rules of the writing system and the grammar and then applies them to thirteen actual inscriptions taken from objects in European and Egyptian museums. By following his explanations and learning the most commonly used glyphs, readers can begin to decode hieroglyphs themselves and increase their enjoyment of both museum objects and ancient Egyptian sites. Even for the armchair traveler, learning about hieroglyphs opens a sealed door into ancient Egyptian culture. In examining these inscriptions, readers will gain a better understanding of Egyptian art, politics, and religion, as well as language.

The Mystery Of The Mayan Hieroglyphs

Author : Richard Luxton
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Egyptian Hieroglyphs In The Late Antique Imagination

Author : Jennifer Taylor Westerfeld
ISBN : 9780812251579
Genre : History
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Throughout the pharaonic period, hieroglyphs served both practical and aesthetic purposes. Carved on stelae, statues, and temple walls, hieroglyphic inscriptions were one of the most prominent and distinctive features of ancient Egyptian visual culture. For both the literate minority of Egyptians and the vast illiterate majority of the population, hieroglyphs possessed a potent symbolic value that went beyond their capacity to render language visible. For nearly three thousand years, the hieroglyphic script remained closely bound to indigenous notions of religious and cultural identity. By the late antique period, literacy in hieroglyphs had been almost entirely lost. However, the monumental temples and tombs that marked the Egyptian landscape, together with the hieroglyphic inscriptions that adorned them, still stood as inescapable reminders that Christianity was a relatively new arrival to the ancient land of the pharaohs. In Egyptian Hieroglyphs in the Late Antique Imagination, Jennifer Westerfeld argues that depictions of hieroglyphic inscriptions in late antique Christian texts reflect the authors' attitudes toward Egypt's pharaonic past. Whether hieroglyphs were condemned as idolatrous images or valued as a source of mystical knowledge, control over the representation and interpretation of hieroglyphic texts constituted an important source of Christian authority. Westerfeld examines the ways in which hieroglyphs are deployed in the works of Eusebius and Augustine, to debate biblical chronology; in Greek, Roman, and patristic sources, to claim that hieroglyphs encoded the mysteries of the Egyptian priesthood; and in a polemical sermon by the fifth-century monastic leader Shenoute of Atripe, to argue that hieroglyphs should be destroyed lest they promote a return to idolatry. She argues that, in the absence of any genuine understanding of hieroglyphic writing, late antique Christian authors were able to take this powerful symbol of Egyptian identity and manipulate it to serve their particular theological and ideological ends.

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The Mystery Of The Hieroglyphs

Author : Carol Donoughue
ISBN : 0195218507
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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.

Old Worlds New Mirrors

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In Old World, New Mirrors Moshe Idel turns his gaze on figures as diverse as Walter Benjamin and Jacques Derrida, Franz Kafka and Franz Rosenzweig, Arnaldo Momigliano and Paul Celan, Abraham Heschel and George Steiner to reflect on their relationships to Judaism in a cosmopolitan, mostly European, context.

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**** Cited in Sheehy and Walford. A core working tool for acquisitions librarians, reference librarians, and catalogers in public and undergraduate libraries, the Catalog is a list of recommended reference and nonfiction books for adults, published quinquennially with annual supplements for the intervening years. The titles are classified by subject and include complete bibliographical data as well as descriptive and critical annotations. This edition consists of 7,735 titles and 3,999 analytical entries. Some 4,000 additional titles will appear in the four supplements. In addition to the main classified catalog, there is a comprehensive author, title, subject, and analytical index, and a directory of publishers and distributors. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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The definitive reference for reading and literacy from kindergarten through college This comprehensive fifth edition of a bestselling classic offers an unparalleled source of timely, practical information on all aspects of reading instruction. Ready for immediate use, it offers over 190 up-to-date lists for developing instructional materials and lesson planning. The book is organized into 15 convenient sections full of practical examples, key words, teaching ideas, and activities that can be used as is or adapted to meet students’ diverse needs. New topical areas include: ideas for non-narrative reading; word walls; graphic organizer and concept development software; new literacies, such as ’zines, Internet terms, emoticons, e-mail, and chat; as well as weekly writing prompts. Edward Bernard Fry, PhD (Laguna Beach, CA), is Professor Emeritus of Education at Rutgers University and internationally renowned inventor of his eponymous Readability Graph. Jacqueline E. Kress, EdD (Elizabeth, NJ), is Dean of Education at New York Institute of Technology.


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Tales Of Mystery Imagination And Humour

Author : Edgar Allan Poe
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This illustrated 1852 collection of Edgar Allan Poe's stories and poems is a lavish exploration of the strange and the supernatural.

The Mystery Of The Hieroglyphs The Story Of The Rosetta Stone And The Race To Decipher Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Author : Carol. Donoughue
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Close Ups Of The Past Ancient Civilizations

Author : Gavin Lewis
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Appropriate for use in History Survey courses, as well as more advanced courses dealing with ancient periods of history. Four cases are included in this volume: (1) Uruk: The Rise of a Sumerian City, A Political Scandal in Democratic Athens, (2) Egypt, Greece, Europe: The Rosetta Stone I, and (3) Egypt, Greece, Europe: The Rosetta Stone Part II.

How The Amazon Queen Fought The Prince Of Egypt

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The Revival Of Antique Philosophy In The Renaissance

Author : John L. Lepage
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This book examines the revival of antique philosophy in the Renaissance as a literary preoccupation informed by wit. Humanists were more inspired by the fictionalized characters of certain wise fools, including Diogenes the Cynic, Socrates, Aesop, Democritus, and Heraclitus, than by codified systems of thought. Rich in detail, this study offers a systematic treatment of wide-ranging Renaissance imagery and metaphors and presents a detailed iconography of certain classical philosophers. Ultimately, the problems of Renaissance humanism are revealed to reflect the concerns of humanists in the twenty-first century.

Ancient Egypt

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Res Severa Verum Gaudium

Author : Karl-Theodor Zauzich
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Die zu Ehren von Karl-Theodor Zauzich verfasste Festschrift enthalt 37 Beitrage mit der Erstedition von ca. 80 uberwiegend demotischen Texten sowie der Neubearbeitung weiterer, ebenfalls meist demotischer Quellen. Auch zweisprachige Texte sind vertreten. Thematisch handelt es sich um Briefe, Orakelfragen, Urkunden, Lehrtexte, Ritualhandschriften, funerare Texte, Erzahlungen, Inventarlisten, Abrechnungen und Steuerquittungen auf Ostraka, Stein, Holz und Papyrus sowie Graffiti. Chronologisch reicht das Material von der Spatzeit bis in die romische Kaiserzeit und gibt dank der internationalen Herkunft der Autoren einen Querschnitt durch die aktuelle Demotistik. Andererseits wird durch diese Beitrage deutlich, welche Mengen noch unbearbeiteter demotischer Texte bereitliegen. Deren Erschliessung war schon immer und is bis heute ein Hauptanliegen des Jubilars. Ausfuhrliche Indizes zu den bearbeiteten und zitierten Texten, zu Gottern, Herrschern, Titeln, Namen, Toponymen und zu neuen agyptischen Wortern erlauben einen gezielten Zugriff auf das Material. XII + 744 S., 61 Taf., 1 Frontispiz; mit Bibliographie zu K.-Th. Zauzich.


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Hieroglyphs And Arithmetic Of The Ancient Egyptian Scribes

Author : Donald Frazer
ISBN : 9781469136462
Genre : History
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This introductory guide for beginners provides an introduction to the decipherment of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic writing and arithmetic, with a little light hearted humour. All the hieroglyphs portrayed within this book (over 780) are provided free of charge as keyboard characters. They allow the reader to create their own messages, names, numbers and designs which can be easily printed. These hieroglyphs are compatible with all software packages that run on both Windows based and Macintosh computers. This step-by-step guide introduces the reader to the peculiar style of arithmetic and units of measure employed by the ancient Egyptians, from counting loaves and recording the strength of beer to the volume of stone in a pyramid and the recording time.

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