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p. 152. Divine words: language and mythlocked

  • Pinch Geraldine


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 the different stages and scripts of the Egyptian language and the ways in which hieroglyphs were used to describe Egyptian myths. Text and images were integrated in complex ways. Hieroglyphs were a practical means of communication and also a system for classifying the world. Individual hieroglyphs are pictures of deities, people, animals, plants, and objects. When were the scripts invented? How did these scripts change and evolve over time? How did the myths these scripts describe develop over time?

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