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4. The beautiful moment: creation myths

4. The beautiful moment: creation myths  

Pinch Geraldine

in Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775802
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803467.003.0005
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chapter
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9780192803467
Egyptologists and theologians have always been fascinated by the Shabaquo Stone which preserves the contents of a scroll. The text of this scroll is the Memphite Theology and is a major ... More
2. Hieroglyphic script and Egyptian language

2. Hieroglyphic script and Egyptian language  

Penelope Wilson

in Hieroglyphs: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776083
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805027.003.0002
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chapter
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9780192805027
The rise of a unified state in Egypt may have prompted the development of a writing system to makes records for the benefit of royalty. From the very beginning there was a difference ... More
4. ‘I know you, I know your names’ Coffin Texts, Spell 407

4. ‘I know you, I know your names’ Coffin Texts, Spell 407  

Penelope Wilson

in Hieroglyphs: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776083
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805027.003.0004
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9780192805027
The name of a person in Ancient Egypt was believed to contain the essence of that person. The knowledge of the name could bring to light the being of that individual, for either good or ... More
6. The decipherment of Egyptian

6. The decipherment of Egyptian  

Penelope Wilson

in Hieroglyphs: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776083
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805027.003.0006
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192805027
Scholars have been trying to decipher hieroglyphs since they were first discovered. ‘The decipherment of Egyptian’ charts the history of the various attempts from the 17th century onwards ... More
6. Lord of the Two Lands: myths of nationhood

6. Lord of the Two Lands: myths of nationhood  

Pinch Geraldine

in Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775802
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803467.003.0007
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9780192803467
To many, Tutankhamun's mask is the face of Ancient Egypt. His buried treasures allude to a wide range of myths. ‘Lord of the Two Lands: myths of nationhood’ examines in detail myths ... More
9. Personal myths: myth and popular religion

9. Personal myths: myth and popular religion  

Pinch Geraldine

in Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775802
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803467.003.0010
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9780192803467
Myths come from a culture rather than an individual. Myths are modified as they are told, but it's a communal process. However, in Ancient Egypt, myths could be applied in personal ways to ... More
Hieroglyphs: A Very Short Introduction

Hieroglyphs: A Very Short Introduction  

Penelope Wilson

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Aug 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776083
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805027.001.0001
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book
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9780192805027
Hieroglyphs: A Very Short Introduction explores the cultural significance of this script with an emphasis on previously neglected areas such as cryptography and the continuing ... More
2. Divine words: language and myth

2. Divine words: language and myth  

Pinch Geraldine

in Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2004
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775802
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803467.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192803467
Knowledge of Egyptian mythology has come together from many different sources written at different times and in different languages and scripts. ‘Divine words: language and myth’ looks at ... More
Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction

Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction  

Geraldine Pinch

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775802
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803467.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192803467
Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction explores the cultural and historical background behind a wide variety of sources and objects on Egyptian mythology, from Cleopatra's ... More

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