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Writings from Ancient Egypt

By: Wilkinson, Toby

0141395958 / 9780141395951
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20 cm 384 pages
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'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


1QDAE Ancient Egypt, 3D BCE to c 500 CE, HBLA Ancient history: to c 500 CE, HDDG Egyptian archaeology / Egyptology

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