Easy Lessons in Egyptian Hieroglyphics

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Courier Corporation, Jun 14, 2012 - History - 256 pages
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Written by perhaps the most prolific, erudite Egyptologist of the 20th century, this solid guide to hieroglyphics remains the standard introduction. Budge gives the history of hieroglyphic writing, its evolution into hieratic and demotic scripts, and the fascinating tale of its decipherment by Young, Champollion, Åkerblad, and others.
 

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Contents

Chapteº PAGE I HIEROGLYPHIC Writing e
1
The RosetTA STONE AND THE DECIPHERMENT of HIERo GLYPhics
13
HIERoglyphics As IDEographs PHoNETICs AND DETER MINATIVES e e s e
28
A SELECTION of IIIERoglypIIIc characters witH THEIR PHONETIC VALUES Etc
43
PRONouns AND PRONoMINAL SUFFIXEs e e
95
Nouns
105
THE ARTICLE e
112
ADJEcrives NUMERALs TIME THE YEAR Etc
123
THE VERB
141
Adverbs Prepositions sixiple AND compound Etc
155
CoNJUNCTIONs AND PARTICLES e e
192
ExTRACTs For READER e e 212246
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GENERAL STELE of PANEilist
215
Inscription of ANELN1
223
TEXT FROM THE czxv TH CHAPTER of THE Book or THE DEAD Q e e e
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E.A. Wallis Budge, 1857 - 1934 Budge was the Curator of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities at the British Museum from 1894 to 1924. He was also a Sometime Scholar of Christ's College, a scholar at the University of Cambridge, Tyrwhitt, and a Hebrew Scholar. He collected a large number of Coptic, Greek, Arabic, Syriac, Ethiopian, and Egyptian Papyri manuscripts. He was involved in numerous archaeology digs in Egypt, Mesopotamia and the Sudan. Budge is known for translating the Egyptian Book of the Dead, which is also known as The Papyrus of Ani. He also analyzed many of the practices of Egyptian religion, language and ritual. His written works consisted of translated texts and hieroglyphs and a complete dictionary of hieroglyphs. Budge's published works covered areas of Egyptian culture ranging from Egyptian religion, Egyptian mythology and magical practices. He was knighted in 1920. E.A. Wallis Budge died on November 23, 1934 in London, England.

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