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- Egyptian Hieroplyphs for Complete Beginners by Bill Manly
Egyptian Hieroplyphs for Complete Beginners by Bill Manly
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Table of Contents:
Preface -- Inscriptions -- Stela of Mereri (c. 2200 BC) -- 1. Sound Signs -- 2. Direction of Writing -- 3. Vowels and Pronunciation -- 4. Determinatives -- 5. How Do We Know How to Read Hieroglyphs? -- 6. Signs Writing 2 or 3 Sounds -- 7. Sound Complements -- 8. Unexpected Writings -- 9. What is Transliteration? -- Another Stela of Mereri (c. 2200 BC) -- 10. The Offering Formula -- 11. 'a' and' the' -- 12. Even More Unexpected Writings -- 13. Ideograms? -- 14. What is Middle Egyptian? -- Stela of Minuser(c. 2200 BC) -- 15. Word Order -- Funerary Stamp of Mermose (c. 1350 BC) -- Inner Coffin of Khnumhotep, son of Nebtu (c. 1800 BC) -- 16. More About the Offering Formula -- 17. k3 and Identity -- Stela of Dedu and Satsobk (c. 1900 BC) -- 18. Feminine Words -- 19. Why Food Offerings? -- Stela of Ty(c. 2200 BC) -- Stela of Intef and Nesumontju (c. 1700 BC?) -- 20. Titles of Osiris -- Stela of Shenwy and Hedjret (c. 1900 BC) -- 21. The Dedication Formula -- 22. The Family -- Coffin of Khnumhotep, Son of Henib (c. 1850 BC) -- Kings'Names -- 23. Kings' Titularies -- Stela of Djet, from his Tomb at Abydos (c. 2950 BC) -- Stela of Raneb (c. 2750 BC) -- Inscription of Khakaura Senusret III (c. 1836-1818 BC) -- 24. Writing Plurals -- Another Inscription of Khakaura Senusret III -- (c. 1836-1818 BC) -- Three Inscriptions of Ramesses II (c. 1279-1213 BC) -- Three Stelae of Thutmose IV (c. 1400-1390 BC) from the Great Sphinx -- 25. Epithets -- 26. The King and the Gods -- Inscriptions from a Golden Shrine of Tutankhamun (c. 1332-1322 BC) -- The Oldest Texts and Earliest Hieroglyphs -- 27. How Did Writing Begin in Egypt? -- Slate Palette of King Narmer from the Temple of Horus(c.2950 BC) -- Ivory Comb of King Djet from his Tomb (c. 2950 BC) -- Ivory Label of King Den from his Tomb (c. 2900 BC) -- Putting It All Together: Two Inscriptions -- Marriage Inscription of Amenhotep III (c. 1390 BC) -- 28. 'pw'he is' or 'she is' -- Offering-Chapel of Sarenput II at Aswan (c. 1850 Bc) -- Epilogue -- List of Kings' Names -- List of Gods -- List of Hieroglyphic Signs -- List of Words in Hieroglyphs -- Sources of Illustrations -- Index.
This is the first guide to reading hieroglyphs that begins with Egyptian monuments themselves. Assuming no knowledge on the part of the reader, it shows how to interpret the information on the inscriptions in a step-by-step journey through the script and language of ancient Egypt.
We enter the world of the ancient Egyptians and explore their views on life and death, Egypt and the outside world, humanity and the divine. The book draws on texts found on some thirty artifacts ranging from coffins to stelae to obelisks found in museums in Egypt, America, and Europe, and selected across two thousand years. The texts are then explained clearly, and are supported by full translations, photographs, and line drawings.