A Child s Introduction to Egyptology

A Child s Introduction to Egyptology

This fact-filled book with original illustrations, a removable hieroglyphics poster, and activities like How to Mummify an Apple and Create Your Own Papyrus is perfect for every young, budding Egyptologist.

Author: Heather Alexander

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780762471584

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Get ready to go back in time to discover one of history's most fascinating civilizations -- Ancient Egypt! Packed with stories of pyramids, mummies, pharaohs, gods, and more, this illustrated introduction to Egyptology is perfect for curious kids ages 8 to 11. In A Child's Introduction to Egyptology, kids will travel back in time and discover one of history's most fascinating civilizations: Ancient Egypt. Author Heather Alexander leads young readers from the very beginning of the kingdom 4,500 years ago through the reign of Cleopatra in 31 BC. Included throughout are beautifully illustrated profiles of gods and goddesses like Ra, the god of the sun, and Isis, the goddesses of magic, as well as information about scribes, priests, and other notable Egyptians. Kids will learn about the great pharaohs like Ramses II and Nefertiti, how the magnificent Great Pyramid in Giza was built, an in-depth explanation of how Tutankhamun's tomb was found, and even how mummies were made. This fact-filled book with original illustrations, a removable hieroglyphics poster, and activities like How to Mummify an Apple and Create Your Own Papyrus is perfect for every young, budding Egyptologist.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

An Illustrated Introduction to Ancient Egypt

An Illustrated Introduction to Ancient Egypt

Children also played a number of games outside, including a version of 'piggy'
that involved wooden tipcats of approximately 16 centimetres, which were thrown
into the air. The child who hit the tipcat the furthest withastick before ithitthe ...

Author: Charlotte Booth

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445633770

Category: History

Page: 296

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Fascinated by history? Wish you knew more? The Illustrated Introductions are here to help. In this lavishly illustrated, accessible guide, find out everything you need to know about ancient Egypt. The ancient Egyptians were not that different from people today and were driven by love, romance, good health and family. They got drunk and had hangovers and 'called in sick' to work, with elaborate excuses. They suffered with familiar illnesses and were treated with not-so-familiar remedies. The environment the Egyptians lived in formed their religious beliefs, their diet, and the way they lived and died. This introduction to ancient Egypt covers all the major aspects of religion, daily life, childhood, politics and finally death rites, through the words and possessions of the people who lived there.
Categories: History

Egyptian Mythology

Egyptian Mythology

Originally published as: Handbook of Egyptian mythology. c2002.

Author: Geraldine Pinch

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195170245

Category: History

Page: 257

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From stories of resurrected mummies and thousand-year-old curses to powerful pharaohs and the coveted treasures of the Great Pyramids, ancient Egypt has had an unfaltering grip on the modern imagination. Now, in Egyptian Mythology, Geraldine Pinch offers a comprehensive introduction that untangles the mystery of Egyptian Myth. Spanning Ancient Egyptian culture--from 3200 BC to AD 400--Pinch opens a door to this hidden world and casts light on its often misunderstood belief system. She discusses the nature of myths and the history of Egypt, from the predynastic to the postpharaonic period. She explains how Egyptian culture developed around the flooding of the Nile, or the "inundation," a phenomenon on which the whole welfare of the country depended, and how aspects of the inundation were personified as deities. She explains that the usually cloudless skies made for a preoccupation with the stars and planets. Indeed, much early Egyptian mythology may have developed to explain the movement of these celestial bodies. She provides a timeline covering the seven stages in the mythical history of Egypt and outlining the major events of each stage, such as the reign of the sun God. A substantial A to Z section covers the principal themes and concepts of Egyptian mythology as well as the most important deities, demons, and other characters. For anyone who wants to know about Anubis, the terrifying canine god who presided over the mummification of bodies and guarded burials, or Hathor, the golden goddess who helped women to give birth and the dead to be reborn, or an explanation of the nun, the primeval ocean from which all life came, Egyptian Mythology is the place to look.
Categories: History

An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt

An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt

Archaeologists working in Egypt have also been the subject of films. ... of
historical fiction set in ancient Egypt include Pauline Gedge's books, the first of
which is a romanticized novel about Queen Hatshepsut, Child of the Morning (
1975).

Author: Kathryn A. Bard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118896112

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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This student-friendly introduction to the archaeology of ancient Egypt guides readers from the Paleolithic to the Greco-Roman periods, and has now been updated to include recent discoveries and new illustrations. • Superbly illustrated with photographs, maps, and site plans, with additional illustrations in this new edition • Organized into 11 chapters, covering: the history of Egyptology and Egyptian archaeology; prehistoric and pharaonic chronology and the ancient Egyptian language; geography, resources, and environment; and seven chapters organized chronologically and devoted to specific archaeological sites and evidence • Includes sections on salient topics such as the constructing the Great Pyramid at Giza and the process of mummification
Categories: Social Science

American Egyptologist

American Egyptologist

As Harper wrote of Delitzsch, they were attempting to provide a rigorous
introduction to the Old Testament “without denying ... But Harper was also a child
prodigy, entering a local college at the age of ten, where he was introduced to
Hebrew, ...

Author: Jeffrey Abt

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226001128

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 536

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James Henry Breasted (1865–1935) had a career that epitomizes our popular image of the archaeologist. Daring, handsome, and charismatic, he traveled on expeditions to remote and politically unstable corners of the Middle East, helped identify the tomb of King Tut, and was on the cover of Time magazine. But Breasted was more than an Indiana Jones—he was an accomplished scholar, academic entrepreneur, and talented author who brought ancient history to life not just for students but for such notables as Teddy Roosevelt and Sigmund Freud. In American Egyptologist, Jeffrey Abt weaves together the disparate strands of Breasted’s life, from his small-town origins following the Civil War to his evolution into the father of American Egyptology and the founder of the Oriental Institute in the early years of the University of Chicago. Abt explores the scholarly, philanthropic, diplomatic, and religious contexts of his ideas and projects, providing insight into the origins of America’s most prominent center for Near Eastern archaeology. An illuminating portrait of the nearly forgotten man who demystified ancient Egypt for the general public, American Egyptologist restores James Henry Breasted to the world and puts forward a brilliant case for his place as one of the most important scholars of modern times.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

ANNUAL EGYPTOLOGICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY 1980

ANNUAL EGYPTOLOGICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY 1980

... statue of Amenophis III and Tiyi at Cairo , and translates the inscriptions which ,
as regards the husband , refer to him as a “ child of Kep ” . After a ... Extensive
and lavishly illustrated introduction to the exhibition “ Ramses le Grand ” in Paris .

Author: W. Hovestreydt, L. M. J. Zonhoven

Publisher: Brill Archive

ISBN: 9004061266

Category:

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Omm Sety s Living Egypt

Omm Sety s Living Egypt

INTRODUCTION. by Walter A. Fairservis† One evening in ... As have so many
who in adulthood made ancient Egypt central to their intellectual life if not their
aesthetic sense, this child succumbed to the lure of Egypt. She absented herself
from ...

Author: Omm Sety

Publisher: Glyphdoctors

ISBN: 9780979202308

Category: Social Science

Page: 229

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A special connection with ancient Egypt drew Omm Sety to Egypt, where she studied with the great Egyptologists Selim Hassan and Ahmed Fakhry. For more than four decades she made her home in the shadow of the Great Pyramid of Giza and in the mudbrick village surrounding the Temple of Sety I at Abydos. For her, there was no separation between ancient and modern Egypt. Pictures on tomb walls illustrated the games children played in the streets in front of her house. The texts she translated from the temple walls shed light on the origins of the social customs of her Egyptian neighbors. For another four decades this book, which deserves to be called Omm Sety's life work, remained hidden away. Now Nicole B. Hansen, an Egyptologist who specializes in connections between ancient and modern Egypt, brings this work to light in an annotated edition with extensive notes and bibliography, illustrated with Omm Sety's own drawings. It features a foreword by Kent R. Weeks, who rediscovered KV5 in the Valley of the Kings, and an introduction by Walter A. Fairservis, the late director of the Hierakonpolis Project. For Egyptologists, this book includes explanations of texts from the Pyramid Texts to Herodotus as well as ancient Egyptian art. For anthropologists, it represents the results of a lifetime of unbridled participant-observation, during which Omm Sety used folk treatments to cure her ills and agreed to serve as a medium for a spirit during a magic ritual. For those interested in Omm Sety herself, this book provides new insights into her life, the people she knew and the places she lived.
Categories: Social Science

The Material World of Ancient Egypt

The Material World of Ancient Egypt

Examines the objects and artifacts, the representations in art, and the examples of documentation that reveal the day-to-day life of ancient Egyptians.

Author: William H. Peck

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521886161

Category: Art

Page: 214

View: 377

Examines the objects and artifacts, the representations in art, and the examples of documentation that reveal the day-to-day life of ancient Egyptians.
Categories: Art

Women in Ancient Egypt

Women in Ancient Egypt

Binge drinking and equal rights in Ancient Egypt... with her eye for the quirky; the only dry thing youll find here is her wit. THE DAILY MAIL (quote will appear on front cover of B-format).

Author: Barbara Watterson

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445612669

Category: History

Page: 157

View: 557

Binge drinking and equal rights in Ancient Egypt... with her eye for the quirky; the only dry thing youll find here is her wit. THE DAILY MAIL (quote will appear on front cover of B-format).
Categories: History

The Gods of Egypt

The Gods of Egypt

The clarity and brevity of Claude Traunecker's book make it especially valuable to readers seeking an authoritative introduction to this complex topic. The Cornell edition, the first English translation, is enhanced by 23 illustrations.

Author: Claude Traunecker

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801438349

Category: Religion

Page: 134

View: 511

The Gods of Egypt, first published in France in 1992 and now in its third French edition, is a short, elegant, and highly accessible survey of ancient Egyptian religion. The clarity and brevity of Claude Traunecker's book make it especially valuable to readers seeking an authoritative introduction to this complex topic. The Cornell edition, the first English translation, is enhanced by 23 illustrations. Traunecker begins with an overview of the source materials and a discussion of the historiography of Egyptian religion, a subject relatively neglected by scholars. He then describes the actual and metaphysical worlds inhabited by the Egyptian deities and the role that humans played in the Egyptian universe. Focusing especially on the diversity and number of approaches used by Egyptians to explain their world, The Gods of Egypt offers a succinct and highly readable presentation of recent interpretations of Egyptian religion. --Denise Doxy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Religious Studies Review, Vol.28, No.3, July 2002
Categories: Religion

Serpent in the Sky

Serpent in the Sky

This revised edition of West's revolutionary reinterpretation of the civilization of Egypt challenges all that has been accpeted as dogma concerning this ancient and enigmatic land.

Author: John Anthony West

Publisher: Quest Books

ISBN: 0835606910

Category: History

Page: 286

View: 471

This revised edition of West's revolutionary reinterpretation of the civilization of Egypt challenges all that has been accpeted as dogma concerning this ancient and enigmatic land. It features a new introduction linking Egyptian science with the perennial wisdom tradition and an appendix updating the author's work in redating the Sphinx. Illustrations.
Categories: History

A History of Egypt

A History of Egypt

Roman EGypt. J. G. MILNE, M.A. Vol. v1. FCYPT IN THE MIDDLE AGEs.
STANLEY LAN E-Poole, M.A. RELIGION AND CONSCIENCE IN ANCIENT
EGYPT. ... Faited, with an Introduction, Textual Notes, and a Commentary, by
W. M. LIN psAy, Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford. 19emy &o. 10s. ... WHEN I WAS
A CHILD. Crown ...

Author: William Matthew Flinders Petrie

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106005447260

Category: Egypt

Page: 264

View: 310

Categories: Egypt

Egyptian Myth A Very Short Introduction

Egyptian Myth  A Very Short Introduction

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.

Author: Geraldine Pinch

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191577796

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 686

The complex world of Egyptian myth is clearly illuminated in this fascinating new approach to ancient Egypt. Geraldine Pinch explores the cultural and historical background behind a wide variety of sources and objects, from Cleopatra's Needle and Tutankhamun's golden statue, to a story on papyrus of the gods misbehaving. What did they mean, and how have they been interpreted? The reader is taken on an exciting journey through the distant past, and shown how myths of deities such as Isis and Osiris influenced contemporary culture and have become part of our cultural heritage. 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.
Categories: Social Science

Through the Eyes of a Child

Through the Eyes of a Child

An Introduction to Children's Literature Donna E. Norton, Saundra E. Norton ...
Sand Into the Mummy ' s Tomb : The RealLife Discovery of Tutankhamun ' s
Treasures Mosque A 16th Century Mosque Egyptology Art Past Art Present (
Sumerian ...

Author: Donna E. Norton

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015070751378

Category: Education

Page: 558

View: 734

CD-ROM contains a database of children's literature.
Categories: Education

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt P Z

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt  P Z

A popular introduction to ships and boats in ancient Egypt . ... of his tomb ; the
examination and analysis of his mummy revealed that he was a teenager when
he died ( and thus a child at his accession , since he reigned about a decade ) .

Author: Donald B. Redford

Publisher:

ISBN: 0195138236

Category: Egypt

Page: 620

View: 758

Featuring 600 original articles written by leading experts, it goes far beyond the findings of archaeology to include social, political, religious, cultural and artistic information on the Nile Delta civilization.
Categories: Egypt

Writing and Script A Very Short Introduction

Writing and Script  A Very Short Introduction

The 24-letter Egyptian hieroglyphic 'alphabet' – a construct of Egyptologists, not
the Egyptians – is in fact a consonantal ... To give one of the simpler examples,
the 'child' pictogram can act either as a determinative (logogram) for 'child' or as a
 ...

Author: Andrew Robinson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191579165

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

View: 872

Without writing, there would be no records, no history, no books, and no emails. Writing is an integral and essential part of our lives; but when did it start? Why do we all write differently and how did writing develop into what we use today? All of these questions are answered in this Very Short Introduction. Starting with the origins of writing five thousand years ago, with cuneiform and Egyptian hieroglyphs, Andrew Robinson explains how these early forms of writing developed into hundreds of scripts including the Roman alphabet and the Chinese characters. He reveals how the modern writing symbols and abbreviations we take for granted today - including airport signage and text messaging - resemble ancient ones much more closely than we might think. 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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Thames Hudson Dictionary of Ancient Egypt

The Thames   Hudson Dictionary of Ancient Egypt

Author: Toby Wilkinson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015080865572

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 947

The ancient civilization of Egypt offers a dazzling array of kings and dynasties, gods and goddesses, temples and tombs, and this new dictionary provides a handy reference guide through this endlessly fascinating subject. All the major archaeological sites of Egypt and Sudan are described and a unique feature of this unrivalled coverage is a separate entry for every king who ruled Egypt, from its birth as a state to Alexander the Great. From Abgig to Zoser, from aegis to zodiac, this book will appeal to tourists, museum visitors, armchair travellers and serious scholars alike.
Categories: History

From Pharaoh s Lips

From Pharaoh s Lips

Both entertaining and instructive, this volume includes a series of glossaries in Egyptian, Coptic, and Arabic.

Author: Ahmad Abd Al-Hamid Yusuf

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9774247086

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 131

View: 719

From the most distant past to the modern day, some things never change including words. The modern Egyptian Arabic dialect is one of the most distinctive in the Arabic-speaking world precisely because of its illustrious heritage from the country's ancient past. Ahmad Abdel-Hamid Youssef spends a day in the Egyptian countryside, taking note of the many expressions that once fell from the lips of the ancient Egyptians and that continue to be heard on the tongues of the modern Egyptians in their everyday speech. His charming tale of Bayoumi, a farmer, his wife Sawsan, and their baby provides the backdrop for tracing the persistence of these words and phrases. What these average Egyptians do, what tools they use, what they eat, how they organize their life, even how they interact all can be described with words that hark back to the age of the pharaohs. In telling his story, Dr. Youssef integrates the ancestry of these common expressions, with the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and Coptic and Arabic words appearing alongside transliterations and translations into English. Both entertaining and instructive, this volume includes a series of glossaries in Egyptian, Coptic, and Arabic. With an introduction by Fayza Haikal, an Egyptologist who specializes in Egyptian language, and illustrations by cartoonist Golo, this book is sure to appeal to anyone who has an interest in Egypt, ancient or modern.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt

Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt

... is the presence of packing material within the posterior cranial cavity that would
have been most easily introduced by a posterior route . The best ... A similar
finding has been reported in the mummy of a child from the Greco - Roman
period .

Author: American Research Center in Egypt

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000066579236

Category: Egypt

Page:

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Categories: Egypt