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.
Author: Heather Alexander
Publisher: Hachette UK
Get ready to go back in time to discover one of history's most fascinating civilizations -- Ancient Egypt! Packed with stories of pyramids, mummies, pharaohs, gods, and more, this illustrated introduction to Egyptology is perfect for curious kids ages 8 to 11. 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.
Children also played a number of games outside, including a version of 'piggy'
that involved wooden tipcats of approximately 16 centimetres, which were thrown
into the air. The child who hit the tipcat the furthest withastick before ithitthe ...
Author: Charlotte Booth
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Fascinated by history? Wish you knew more? The Illustrated Introductions are here to help. In this lavishly illustrated, accessible guide, find out everything you need to know about ancient Egypt. The ancient Egyptians were not that different from people today and were driven by love, romance, good health and family. They got drunk and had hangovers and 'called in sick' to work, with elaborate excuses. They suffered with familiar illnesses and were treated with not-so-familiar remedies. The environment the Egyptians lived in formed their religious beliefs, their diet, and the way they lived and died. This introduction to ancient Egypt covers all the major aspects of religion, daily life, childhood, politics and finally death rites, through the words and possessions of the people who lived there.
The first aim of this book is, therefore, to bring together only a very small series of
vantage points chosen by several individuals in order to introduce the range and
scope of University College London's Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.
Author: Alice Stevenson
Publisher: UCL Press
The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology ?rst opened its doors in 1915, and since then has attracted visitors from all over the world as well as providing valuable teaching resources. Named after its founder, the pioneering archaeologist Flinders Petrie, the Museum holds more than 80,000 objects and is one of the largest and finest collections of Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology in the world. Richly illustrated and engagingly written, the book moves back and forth between recent history and the ancient past, between objects and people. Experts discuss the discovery, history and care of key objects in the collections such as the Koptos lions and Roman era panel portraits. The rich and varied history of the Petrie Museum is revealed by the secrets that sit on its shelves.
INTRODUCTION. by Walter A. Fairservis† One evening in the winter of 1978 at
Chicago House, the head‐quarters of the Oriental Institute of the University of
Chicago in Luxor devoted to recording the city's monuments, there were gathered
Author: Omm Sety
A special connection with ancient Egypt drew Omm Sety to Egypt, where she studied with the great Egyptologists Selim Hassan and Ahmed Fakhry. For more than four decades she made her home in the shadow of the Great Pyramid of Giza and in the mudbrick village surrounding the Temple of Sety I at Abydos. For her, there was no separation between ancient and modern Egypt. Pictures on tomb walls illustrated the games children played in the streets in front of her house. The texts she translated from the temple walls shed light on the origins of the social customs of her Egyptian neighbors. For another four decades this book, which deserves to be called Omm Sety's life work, remained hidden away. Now Nicole B. Hansen, an Egyptologist who specializes in connections between ancient and modern Egypt, brings this work to light in an annotated edition with extensive notes and bibliography, illustrated with Omm Sety's own drawings. It features a foreword by Kent R. Weeks, who rediscovered KV5 in the Valley of the Kings, and an introduction by Walter A. Fairservis, the late director of the Hierakonpolis Project. For Egyptologists, this book includes explanations of texts from the Pyramid Texts to Herodotus as well as ancient Egyptian art. For anthropologists, it represents the results of a lifetime of unbridled participant-observation, during which Omm Sety used folk treatments to cure her ills and agreed to serve as a medium for a spirit during a magic ritual. For those interested in Omm Sety herself, this book provides new insights into her life, the people she knew and the places she lived.
Originally published as: Handbook of Egyptian mythology. c2002.
Author: Geraldine Pinch
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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.
In addition , the eight largest of the MAO IV graves are built with mud or mud -
brick and internally divided into two - three rooms . The richest of these burials
was of a nine - year - old child , which suggests status ascribed from birth and not
Author: Kathryn A. Bard
"This book guides the reader from Egypt's prehistoric past through the pharaonic dynasties and the Greco-Roman Period by providing an overview of ancient Egyptian culture, its monuments, and civilization. The text is enriched by more than 120 color and black-and-white illustrations, including artifacts, maps, and site and building plans. The book also includes special sections on such topics as building the pyramids at Giza, mummification, and deciphering hieroglyphs." "Covering Egyptian chronology, language, geography, specific archaeological sites, and the history of Egyptology, An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt is a resource to students and interested lay people alike."--Jacket.
Introduction Dynastic Period children are again rarely depicted , but when they
are shown , they are again portrayed as bald and nude ... The distinctive hairstyle
of children , the sidelock of youth is just such a hairstyle , although it has ...
Author: Ashley Cooke
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
This volume publishes a selection of nine papers from the 2001 CRE conference held in Liverpool. Written with the aim of fostering the exchange of ideas and presenting new research, the multi-disciplinary papers discuss: the use of the double and triple uraeus in royal iconography (Sally-Ann Ashton); the organisation and mobilisation of Old Kingdom quarry labour forces at Chephren's quarry (Geber el-Asr) Lower Nubia (Elisabeth Bloxham); excavations at Theban tomb KV 39 (Ian Buckley); an Old Kingdom town at Zawiet Sultan (Zawiet Meitin) in Middle Egypt (Nadine Moeller); Egypt and Mycenaean Greece (Georgina Muskett); the age of the Sphinx and the development of the Giza necropolis (Colin Reader); the transition to state society in Egypt (Joanne Rowland); single mother goddesses and divine kingship (Geoffrey Tassie); morphological variations in Egyptian crania (Sonia Zakrzewski) .
The 24-letter Egyptian hieroglyphic 'alphabet' – a construct of Egyptologists, not
the Egyptians – is in fact a consonantal ... To give one of the simpler examples,
the 'child' pictogram can act either as a determinative (logogram) for 'child' or as a
Author: Andrew Robinson
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Without writing, there would be no records, no history, no books, and no emails. Writing is an integral and essential part of our lives; but when did it start? Why do we all write differently and how did writing develop into what we use today? All of these questions are answered in this Very Short Introduction. Starting with the origins of writing five thousand years ago, with cuneiform and Egyptian hieroglyphs, Andrew Robinson explains how these early forms of writing developed into hundreds of scripts including the Roman alphabet and the Chinese characters. He reveals how the modern writing symbols and abbreviations we take for granted today - including airport signage and text messaging - resemble ancient ones much more closely than we might think. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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 .
Author: European Association of Archaeologists. Meeting
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
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).