Writings from ancient Egypt

Wilkinson, Toby (2016) Writings from ancient Egypt. Penguin Classics . Penguin. ISBN 9780141395951

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Abstract

In ancient Egypt, words had magical power. Inscribed on tombs and temple walls, coffins and statues, or inked onto papyri, hieroglyphs give us a unique insight into the life of the Egyptian mind. For this remarkable new collection, Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson has freshly translated a rich and diverse range of ancient Egyptian writings into modern English, including tales of shipwreck and wonder, first-hand accounts of battles and natural disasters, obelisk inscriptions, mortuary spells, funeral hymns, songs, satires and advice on life from a pharaoh to his son. Spanning over two millennia, with many pieces appearing in a general anthology for the first time, this is the essential guide to a complex, sophisticated culture.

Translated with an introduction by Toby Wilkinson

Keywords:Egypt
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V410 Egyptology
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Deposited On:05 Apr 2018 14:56

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