Thursday, September 01, 2016

Ancient #Egyptian Works To Be Published Together In English For The First Time…

Extract from an article in The Guardian Online:

Ancient Egyptian texts written on rock faces and papyri are being brought together for the general reader for the first time after a Cambridge academic translated the hieroglyphic writings into modern English.

Until now few people beyond specialists have been able to read the texts, many of them inaccessible within tombs. While ancient Greek and Roman texts are widely accessible in modern editions, those from ancient Egypt have been largely overlooked, and the civilisation is most famous for its monuments.

The Great Pyramid and sphinx at Giza, the tombs in the Valley of the Kings and the rock-cut temples of Abu Simbel have shaped our image of the monumental pharaonic culture and its mysterious god-kings.

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6 comments:

Jeanie said...

Fascinating. Thanks for sharing this.

Victoria Zigler said...

Jeanie:
I thought so too, and you're welcome.

Rita said...

Ah! That is good to know. I find Egyptian history fascinating. About time they are not overlooked. :)

Victoria Zigler said...

Rita:
I agree... I hope they do them in an accessible to me format.

IntenseGuy said...

I find Egyptian history fascinating too!

Victoria Zigler said...

Iggy:
Me too... It's one of my favourite periods of history.