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.

A Child s Introduction to Egyptology

Author: Heather Alexander

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0762471581

Page: 96

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Get ready to go back in time and discover one of history's most fascinating civilizations—Ancient Egypt! This illustrated introduction to Egyptology is packed with stories of pyramids, mummies, pharaohs, gods, and more. ​ 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.

Egyptian Mythology

Originally published as: Handbook of Egyptian mythology. c2002.

Egyptian Mythology

Author: Geraldine Pinch

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195170245

Page: 257

View: 527

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.

The Oxford Handbook of Egyptology

Van ' t Hooft et al 1994 : 5 for introduction , catalogue for entries . Including an
almost complete child's tunic with striped side panels and transverse edge , see
Picton et al 2016 . There up to seven examples but the red colour is very fugitive
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The Oxford Handbook of Egyptology

Author: Ian Shaw

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199271879

Page: 1312

View: 251

The Oxford Handbook of Egyptology offers a comprehensive survey of the entire study of ancient Egypt, from prehistory through to the end of the Roman period. Authoritative yet accessible, and covering a wide range of topics, it is an invaluable resource for scholars, students, and general readers alike.

Daemons and Spirits in Ancient Egypt

James Romano, 'The Origin of the Bes-Image', Bulletin of the Egyptological
Seminar, 2 (1980), 39–56; J. Romano, '18 vessels in the form of a Bes-image', in
Capel and Markoe, ... For similar jars, see Dorothea Arnold and J. D. Bourriau, An
Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Pottery (Mainz, 1993), fig. ... Though by the
Middle Kingdom bells were associated with the protective child god Ihy: my bell is
[her.

Daemons and Spirits in Ancient Egypt

Author: Carolyn Graves-Brown

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 1786832895

Page: 288

View: 142

This book is about the weird and wonderful lesser-known ‘spirit’ entities of ancient Egypt –daemons, the mysterious and often fantastical creatures of the Egyptian ‘Otherworld’ – and the closely related spirits of the dead, which together conjure the excitement of all things otherworldly. Daemons and spirits are generally defined in Egyptology as creatures not of this world, which do not have their own cult centre, and both groups are frequently listed together in protective spells. This volume explores the general nature of daemons and spirits in ancient Egypt and discusses a selection in more detail: it uses artefacts from Wales’s important collection of Egyptian objects at the Egypt Centre at Swansea University, in which are to be found a dwarf daemon with sticking out tongue; several guardian daemons of the Otherworld; creatures who are part snake and part feline; spirits of deceased humans; and a Greek satyr Silenus, companion to the wine god Dionysus.

Christianizing Egypt

Cultural Narratology and Coptic Child Donation Documents. ... The Canons of
Athanasius of Alexandria: The Arabic and Coptic Versions Edited and Translated
with Introductions, Notes ... New Haven, CT: Yale Egyptological Seminar, 1989.

Christianizing Egypt

Author: David Frankfurter

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691176973

Page: 336

View: 828

How does a culture become Christian, especially one that is heir to such ancient traditions and spectacular monuments as Egypt? This book offers a new model for envisioning the process of Christianization by looking at the construction of Christianity in the various social and creative worlds active in Egyptian culture during late antiquity. As David Frankfurter shows, members of these different social and creative worlds came to create different forms of Christianity according to their specific interests, their traditional idioms, and their sense of what the religion could offer. Reintroducing the term “syncretism” for the inevitable and continuous process by which a religion is acculturated, the book addresses the various formations of Egyptian Christianity that developed in the domestic sphere, the worlds of holy men and saints’ shrines, the work of craftsmen and artisans, the culture of monastic scribes, and the reimagination of the landscape itself, through processions, architecture, and the potent remains of the past. Drawing on sermons and magical texts, saints’ lives and figurines, letters and amulets, and comparisons with Christianization elsewhere in the Roman empire and beyond, Christianizing Egypt reconceives religious change—from the “conversion” of hearts and minds to the selective incorporation and application of strategies for protection, authority, and efficacy, and for imagining the environment.

Bulletin of the Egyptological Seminar

When BVB was a child , his grandmother often entertained him with stories about
the Baron ' s heroism in the face of the " American ... When introduced to the
Marquis de Lafayette , for example , she chided him for being disloyal to his class
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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 ...

Through the Eyes of a Child

Author: Donna E. Norton

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN:

Page: 558

View: 668

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

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 ) .

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt  P Z

Author: Donald B. Redford

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780195138238

Page: 620

View: 159

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.

Egyptian Archaeology

As the author demonstrates , Amelia Edwards was an only child from a not
particularly affluent middle class family with ... It provides an excellent , lavishly
illustrated Ancient Egypt ( 1998 ) or John Taylor ' s Death and overview for
beginners ...

Egyptian Archaeology

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British Travel Writers 1876 1909

Unlike Lucie Duff Gordon ' s Letters from Egypt ( 1865 ) , which concerns the lives
and manners of the people and the cruelty of the ... What began as a travel
adventure story like Untrodden Peaks became for Edwards and her Victorian
readers a valuable introduction to Egyptology . ... inoffensive throng ” and the
Muhammadan on holiday as a “ child ” who “ loves noise and movement for the
mere sake of ...

British Travel Writers  1876 1909

Author: Layman

Publisher: Detroit [Mich.] : Gale Research

ISBN:

Page: 405

View: 649

Essays on British travel writers during a time when professionalism was increasingly the norm, including professional journalists, editors and correspondents accustomed to writing on contract and with deadlines. Includes discussion of scientific societies, which through their journals and meetings sought to encourage explorers to write for the general public as well. This was a period when many technical and economic innovations made travel easier, cheaper and safer.

Ancient Records of Egypt The first through the seventeenth dynasties

Originally published in 1906-1907, this is the first complete collection, in paperback, of historical source documents available at the turn of the 20th century, translated by James Henry Breasted.

Ancient Records of Egypt  The first through the seventeenth dynasties

Author: James Henry Breasted

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252069901

Page: 400

View: 402

Originally published in 1906-1907, this is the first complete collection, in paperback, of historical source documents available at the turn of the 20th century, translated by James Henry Breasted.

The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology

The complex also included the burial of a female child named Mayet , who may
have been the king ' s daughter , together ... Cairo Egypt : an Introduction and
Catalogue ( Douglas , 1995 ) , with thanks to F . Gaballah and the
Bioanthropology ...

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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.

The Material World of Ancient Egypt

Author: William H. Peck

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521886163

Page: 214

View: 482

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

Ancient Egypt The Most Interesting Stories

Ancient Egypt: The Most Interesting Stories - A great introduction to the ancient world.

Ancient Egypt  The Most Interesting Stories

Author: Toma Lucille

Publisher: LAVL

ISBN:

Page: 79

View: 904

Ancient Egypt: The Most Interesting Stories - A great introduction to the ancient world. Learn many interesting facts, the position is ideal for those who have not been interested in ancient Egypt so far, but also those who have already been interested in it will find something interesting. The history of Egypt interested the ancients themselves and did not cease to fascinate researchers of later periods. The nineteenth century brought a breakthrough in the form of the reading of Egyptian writing (Jean-François Champollion, Ippolito Rosellini), which made it possible to decipher the inscriptions and recreate the political history. The widespread interest of the 19th-century European societies, informed on an ongoing basis about the progress of works thanks to the dynamically developing press, led to a series of archaeological research expeditions and, as a result, laying the foundations for modern Egyptology. The origins of Egyptian civilization date back to the unification of the delta region (Lower Egypt) and the Nile Valley (Upper Egypt) in the predynastic period (c. 3500 BC). In historical times, successive variants of statehood followed one another in the form of uniform kingdoms (Old, Middle and New State), separated by periods of disintegration (First, Second and Third Transitional Period). The declining period (1st millennium BCE) is the dominance of Assyria and Persia, and from the conquests of Alexander the Great, the Hellenistic period in the history of Egypt. The last form of ancient Egyptian statehood was the creation of a Roman province from the country on the Nile during the reign of Octavian Augustus (until the Arab conquest in the 7th century CE). The specific location was the main reason for the greatness and durability of the gains of Egyptian civilization. Communication through Sinai and Syropalestine with great civilization centers, such as Mesopotamia, Anatolia, and later ancient Greece, favored the exchange of ideas. The simultaneous ease of defense against threats from this neighborhood thanks to natural conditions (the Arabian Desert, the Red Sea, the deserts of the Arabian Peninsula in the east; the Mediterranean Sea in the north; the Sahara in the west) led to the persistence and homogeneity of Egyptian culture. The regular flooding of the Nile and, consequently, the high fertility of the soil were beneficial for the development of agriculture. The maintenance of a complex irrigation system created the need for administrative supervision, which in turn led to the creation of a strong central authority, which was later religiously ideologized, and the creation of a writing (hieroglyphs). The proximity of copper, gold and precious stone mines (Sinai, Nubia) contributed to the development of crafts and trade with neighbors, and the general availability of a durable building material in the form of stone favored the development of construction. Religion was a distinctive feature that distinguished Egypt from other civilizations in the ancient Near East. Its leitmotif - belief in life after death and the cult of the ruler, led to the construction of powerful tombs, which are still one of the most important sources of learning about the history, culture and mind of the ancient Egyptians.

The Literature of Egypt and the Soudan from the Earliest Times to the Year 1885 i e 1887 Inclusive

With coloured outline gcological maps of Lower Egypt , Arbia Petrea , and
Palestine ; the Wady - elAr ah ; and sections . ... that is audacious ; how a woman
suckling and bringing up ber children well ; how a man fond of dancing ; low a
mystic man ; how a king ... HURLBUT ( J. L. ) Manual of Biblical Gea graphy : a
text - book on Bible History , containing maps , plans ... with an Introduction by
J. H. Vincent .

   The    Literature of Egypt and the Soudan from the Earliest Times to the Year 1885  i e  1887  Inclusive

Author: Prince Ibrahim-Hilmy (son of Ismail, Khedive of Egypt)

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Modern Trends in European Egyptology

Astronomy and Chronology , Chronology and History Two connections are worth
evoking by way of introduction : the one between Astronomy and chronology and
the one between ... The mother / child analogy , therefore , seems appropriate .

Modern Trends in European Egyptology

Author: European Association of Archaeologists. Meeting

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN:

Page: 92

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Contents: Egypt on its Way to an Early State: The Nile Delta and the Valley (Tatjana A. Sherkova); Ancient Memphis and the Helleno-Roman World: A Short Note (Galina A. Belova); Among the Hidden Treasures of the National Archaeological Museum in Athens: Searching for Forgotten Mummies (Amanda-Alice Maravelia); Les Figurines Obscenes de la Collection Egyptienne du Musee Municipal de Limoges (Ashraf Alexandre Sadek); From the History of Archaeology: The Destruction of the Late Antiquity Necropolises in Egypt reconsidered (Maya Mueller); Knowledge Engineering at the Russian Institute for Egyptology in Cairo and at the CES/RAS, Moscow (Edward Loring); The Shifting Foundation of Ancient Chronology (Leo Depuydt); Sothic Dates in Egyptian Chronology (Anne-Sophie Goddio-von Bomhard); Looped Pile Weaves at the Benaki cation of Techniques and the Technology Museum: More Observations on the Classi of Textiles (Sophia Tsourinaki); Origins of the Sd-Festival: On the History of a Hypothesis (Alexej A. Krol).

The Oxford encyclopedia of ancient Egypt

on ancient Egypt has been dominated by the sense of the primary importance of
religion, while some works still proceed from ... Hornung, E. History of Ancient
Egypt: An Introduction. ... Few Hittite artifacts have been recognized and reported
from Egypt, however, apart from a silver Hittite figurine of a child that was found at
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The Oxford encyclopedia of ancient Egypt

Author: Donald B. Redford

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 624

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