Writings from Ancient Egypt

Writings from Ancient Egypt

By: Toby Wilkinson (author)eBook


'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 awe-inspiring 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.

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Product Details

  • publication date: 25/08/2016
  • ID: 9780141395968
  • book language: en
  • publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • publisher imprint: Penguin Classics

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