Never To Die The Egyptians in Their Own Words


B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a small previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown page. The price clipped dust jacket has several small edge tears, nicks and spots of rubbing, including one to the front panel where a price sticker was removed. "Ancient Egyptian writing is known as hieroglyphics ('sacred carvings') and developed at some point prior to the Early Dynastic Period (c. 3150 -2613 BCE). According to some scholars, the concept of the written word was first developed in Mesopotamia and came to Egypt through trade. While there certainly was cross-cultural exchange between the two regions, Egyptian hieroglyphics are completely Egyptian in origin; there is no evidence of early writings which describe non-Egyptian concepts, places, or objects, and early Egyptian pictographs have no correlation to early Mesopotamian signs. The designation 'hieroglyphics' is a Greek word; the Egyptians referred to their writing as medu-netjer, 'the god's words,' as they believed writing had been given to them by the great god Thoth." (Ancient History Encyclopedia)

Title: Never To Die The Egyptians in Their Own Words

Author Name: Mayer, Josephine and Tom Prideaux (Selected and Arranged with Commentary by)

Categories: Ancient History,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1938

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket

Seller ID: A38108

Keywords: Ancient Hit Josephine Mayer Tom Prideaux Egypt Egyptian Writings Hieroglyphics Ancient History,