Author: Richard H. Wilkinson
Publisher: Grupo Planeta (GBS)
Este libro de Richard H. Wilkinson, profesor de egiptología de la Universidad de Arizona, constituye una excelente introducción al lenguaje simbólico de los jeroglíficos. Está concebido como una guía de los signos más utilizados en la pintura y la escultura egipcias, organizados temáticamente, con la descripción y explicación de sus distintos significados, y acompañado de magníficas ilustraciones. Se trata, en definitiva, de una herramienta indispensable para contemplar el arte egipcio de forma más próxima a como lo hacían los antiguos egipcios.
Author: Arturo Echavarren, Esther Fernández Medina
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Throughout history, different cultural traditions, all of them with considerable linguistic diversity, have flourished and converged in the Mediterranean and Near Eastern regions. The International Conference of Junior Researchers in Mediterranean and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures provided a transverse and interdisciplinary framework of discussion and reflection on the intellectual and cultural production of the Mediterranean and the Near East, from its earliest stages to the present. This book is the result of the analysis of the different political, religious and social trends of thought, material culture, and artistic, literary and linguistic expressions brought together in this geographical area, highlighting the scope of this blend of traditions within different space-time surroundings.
Author: Antonio Cabanas
Publisher: B DE BOOKS
Una familia dedicada al expolio de tumbas en el Antiguo Egipcio, el peor crimen que se podía cometer en aquella época. «Ésta es la historia de Shepsenuré, el ladrón de tumbas, hijo y nieto de ladrones, y de su hijo Nemenhat, digno vástago de tan principal estirpe, quienes arrastraron su azarosa vida por los caminos de un Egipto muy diferente del que estamos acostumbrados a conocer, en los que la miseria y el instinto de supervivencia les empujaron a perpetrar el peor crimen que un hombre podía cometer en aquella tierra, saquear tumbas.» Con estas palabras, Antonio Cabanas presenta a los protagonistas de El ladrón de tumbas. Un relato donde los personajes históricos se dan la mano con los ficticios para detallar las costumbres, la lucha de las clases más bajas y la guerra de intereses entre los estratos más poderosos. Cabanas cautiva al lector al retratar todo el esplendor de la corte faraónica.
Author: Mc Innes, K.
Publisher: Editorial Dunken
ESOTERISMO FLORAL trata sobre la serie del Dr. E. Bach ampliando su sentido y renovando el método de aplicación de la misma. En síntesis, la primera parte analiza las raíces celtas, las simbólicas arbolares y el Horóscopo Celta arbolar, todo lo cual inspiró este trabajo y permitió establecer una correspondencia floral-zodiacal; la segunda parte desarrolla esta correspondencia y propone dos nuevos métodos de prescripción: uno, partiendo de la carta natal en virtud de la correspondencia entre ésta y la serie del Dr. Bach, el otro, desde la sintomatología somática del paciente. En última instancia, tanto este diagnóstico como las prescripciones clásicas florales remiten a la carta natal, a los ejes actitudinales extremos y sus virtudes resolutivas relacionados con el plan de vida a desplegar por cada individuo, definidos por el dominio zodiacal de la serie del Dr. Bach. La tercera parte del trabajo es complementaria: resume el contexto botánico, terapéutico, histórico y simbólico-mitológico-sacro de cada una de las plantas que integran la mencionada serie y su objetivo consiste en develar el sentido esotérico floral con el propósito de que cada uno pueda aprehender e integrar las cualidades del espíritu arbóreo que le corresponden energéticamente, proceso que facilitará el logro de la propia individuación.
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
E.A. Wallis Budge was an English philologist and writer who worked for the British museum.Budge wrote and translated a lot of works on the ancient East after taking multiple trips to Egypt and the Sudan.This edition of The Egyptian Book of the Dead was translated by Budge and includes a table of contents and illustrations from the text.
Author: E. A. Wallis Budge
Publisher: TGS Publishing
The edition contains both volumes of the Papyrus of Ani, unabridged, in addition TGS included 75 pages of the simple English translation of the Book of the Dead and the 50 page book by E.A. Wallis Budge of the British Museum's, The Book of the Dead published in 1920. This 2 Volume set reproduces the 37 color plates of the original edition.--- The sacred wisdom of the priests of ancient Egypt and the experiences of the soul after death: one of the most important books in history. Includes full hieroglyphic text along with a transliteration of sounds, word-for-word translation; a separate smooth translation.The Egyptian Book of the Dead is unquestionably one of the most influential books in all history. Embodying a ritual to be performed for the dead, with detailed instructions for the behavior of the disembodied spirit in the Land of the Gods, it served as the most important repository of religious authority for some three thousand years. Chapters were carved on the pyramids of the ancient 5th Dynasty, texts were written in papyrus, and selections were painted on mummy cases well into the Christian Era. In a certain sense it stood behind all Egyptian civilization.
Author: Emma Giuliani, Carole Saturno
Find out all about Ancient Egypt in this beautifully illustrated and innovative Lift The Flap book. Learn what Ancient Egyptians wore, what's inside a pyramid, how a mummy is made and much much more by lifting the flaps and discovering the secrets hiding underneath!
Author: Antonio Loprieno
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The language of Ancient Egypt has been the object of careful investigation since its decipherment in the nineteenth century, but this is the first accessible account that uses the insight of modern linguistics. Antonio Loprieno discusses the hieroglyphic system and its cursive varieties, and the phonology, morphology and syntax of Ancient Egyptian, as well as looking at its genetic ties with other languages of the Near East. This book will be indispensable for both linguists and Egyptologists.
Author: Robin Hard
Publisher: Psychology Press
This new edition is a completely rewritten and revised version of Rose's original, seminal, text. Adding a huge amount of new material, Robin Hard incorporates the results of the latest research into his authoritative accounts of all the gods and heroes. The narrative framework of the book includes helpful signposting so that the book can be used as work of reference, and alongside the narrative chapters, it includes full documentation of the ancient sources, maps, and genealogical tables. Illustrated throughout with numerous photographs and line drawings, it will remain the definitive account of ancient Greek mythology for generations to come.
Author: Kara Cooney
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Hatshepsut, the daughter of a general who took Egypt's throne without status as a king’s son and a mother with ties to the previous dynasty, was born into a privileged position of the royal household. Married to her brother, she was expected to bear the sons who would legitimize the reign of her father’s family. Her failure to produce a male heir was ultimately the twist of fate that paved the way for her inconceivable rule as a cross-dressing king. At just twenty, Hatshepsut ascended to the rank of king in an elaborate coronation ceremony that set the tone for her spectacular twenty-two year reign as co-regent with Thutmose III, the infant king whose mother Hatshepsut out-maneuvered for a seat on the throne. Hatshepsut was a master strategist, cloaking her political power plays with the veil of piety and sexual expression. Just as women today face obstacles from a society that equates authority with masculinity, Hatshepsut had to shrewdly operate the levers of a patriarchal system to emerge as Egypt's second female pharaoh.
Author: Steven Snape
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This book explores the development of tombs as a cultural phenomenon in ancient Egypt and examines what tombs reveal about ancient Egyptian culture and Egyptians’ belief in the afterlife. Investigates the roles of tombs in the development of funerary practices Draws on a range of data, including architecture, artifacts and texts Discusses tombs within the context of everyday life in Ancient Egypt Stresses the importance of the tomb as an eternal expression of the self
Author: Dorothea Arnold, Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
During a brief seventeen-year reign (ca. 1353-1336 B.C.) the pharaoh Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten, founder of the world's first known monotheistic religion, devoted his life and the resources of his kingdom to the worship of the Aten (a deity symbolized by the sun disk) and thus profoundly affected history and the history of art. The move to a new capital, Akhenaten/Amarna, brought essential changes in the depictions of royal women. It was in their female imagery, above all, that the artists of Amarna departed from the traditional iconic representations to emphasize the individual, the natural, in a way unprecedented in Egyptian art. A picture of exceptional intimacy emerges from the sculptures and reliefs of the Amarna Period. Akhenaten, his wife Nefertiti, and their six daughters are seen in emotional interdependence even as they participate in cult rituals. The female principle is emphasized in astonishing images: the aging Queen Mother Tiye, the mysterious Kiya, and Nefertiti, whose painted limestone bust in Berlin is the best-known work from ancient Egypt - perhaps from all antiquity. The workshop of the sculptor Thutmose - one of the few artists of the period whose name is known to us - revealed a treasure trove when it was excavated in 1912. An entire creative process is traced through an examination of the work of Thutmose and his assistants, who lived in a highly structured environment. All was left behind when Amarna was abandoned after the death of Akhenaten and the return to religious orthodoxy.
Author: Janice Kamrin
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
What do the enigmatic images on ancient Egyptian artifacts mean? What royal names adorn the walls of some of the world's oldest temples? What kind of lives did the people buried in the ancient tombs lead? The keys to unlock this facinating civilization lie within the glyphs of their sacred language. Appearing a little before 3,000 B.C., Egyptian hieroglyphs were used for thousands of years to write names, label commodities, commemorate historical events, and convey complex stories. This definitive educational tool provides a systematic, step-by-step approach to learning ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, complete with fun and increasingly challenging exercises and easy-to-reference sign and word lists. By the end of chapter one, readers will begin to decipher simple inscriptions; after completing the entire book, readers will be ready to tackle tomb and temple walls. While learning to decipher the language of the ancient Egyptians, readers will also learn about their history, social structure, and funerary beliefs. An invaluable resource, this book will appeal to amateur Egyptologists, as well as those looking to enhance their museum-going and travel experiences.