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Writings from Ancient Egypt

by Toby Wilkinson

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This was really cool. I'd really recommend this for anyone who has ever been fascinated by Egyptian writing. It was also pretty informative on life in the ancient Egypt, giving insights and tidbits from the writings on how they lived. I definitely enjoyed this. ( )
  Adilinaria | Aug 10, 2017 |
The essential writings of ancient Egypt, from
songs to stories, newly translated
'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 aweinspiring 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.
Toby Wilkinson is a Fellow of Clare College, University of
Cambridge. He has written a number of major books on
Ancient Egypt, most recently The Rise and Fall of Ancient
Egypt (Bloomsbury, UK; Random House, US)which won the
Hessell-Tiltman prize. He has excavated at the Egyptian sites
of Buto and Memphis.

August 2016
9780141395951
£10.99
B Format : Paperback
384 pages
  pakeurobooks | Oct 21, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0141395958, Paperback)

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.

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