The Meroitic Language and Writing System

Author: Claude Rilly
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107008662
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This book provides an introduction to the Meroitic language and writing system, which was used between circa 300 BC and 400 AD in the kingdom of Meroe, located in what is now Sudan and Egyptian Nubia. This book details advances in the understanding of Meroitic, a language that until recently was considered untranslatable. In addition to providing a full history of the script and an analysis of the phonology, grammar, and linguistic affiliation of the language it features: linguistic analyses for those working on Nilo-Saharan comparative linguistics, paleographic tables useful to archeologists for dating purposes, and an overview of texts that can be translated or understood by way of analogy for those working on Nubian religion, history, and archaeology.

The Double Kingdom Under Taharqo

Author: Jeremy W. Pope
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004262954
Format: PDF
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In The Double Kingdom under Taharqo, Jeremy Pope examines the strategies used by Taharqo, a Kushite pharaoh of ancient Egypt’s Twenty-Fifth Dynasty, to govern Nubia and Egypt together during the seventh century BC.

The Idea of Writing

Author: Alexander J. de Voogt
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 900417446X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This exploration of the versatility of writing systems highlights their complexity when they are used to represent loanwords, solve problems of polysemy or when they are adapted to be used for another language. The approaches from different academic traditions provide a varied but expert account.

The Idea of Writing

Author: Alex de Voogt
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 900421545X
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This exploration of the versatility of writing systems highlights their complexity when used for more than one language. The approaches of authors from different academic traditions provide a varied and expert account.

Writing Systems of Africa

Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: University-Press.org
ISBN: 9781230490298
Format: PDF, ePub
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 32. Chapters: Adinkra symbols, African reference alphabet, Africa Alphabet, Ajami script, Bagam script, Bamum font, Bamum script, Bamum Scripts and Archives Project, Bassa alphabet, Berber Arabic alphabet, Berber Latin alphabet, Bete syllabary, Borama alphabet, Coptic alphabet, Demotic (Egyptian), Dinka alphabet, Egyptian hieroglyphs, Fula alphabets, Ge'ez script, General Alphabet of Cameroon Languages, Hieratic, ISO 6438, Kaddare alphabet, Kpelle syllabary, Mandombe script, Mende script, Meroitic alphabet, Mwangwego alphabet, N'Ko alphabet, Nsibidi, Old Nubian language, Osmanya alphabet, Pan-Nigerian alphabet, Pre-1985 Guinean orthography, Somali alphabet, Sorabe alphabet, Standard Alphabet by Lepsius, Tifinagh, Vai syllabary, Wadaad's writing, Wolofal script, Zaghawa alphabet.

An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt

Author: Kathryn A. Bard
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118896114
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This student-friendly introduction to the archaeology of ancient Egypt guides readers from the Paleolithic to the Greco-Roman periods, and has now been updated to include recent discoveries and new illustrations. • Superbly illustrated with photographs, maps, and site plans, with additional illustrations in this new edition • Organized into 11 chapters, covering: the history of Egyptology and Egyptian archaeology; prehistoric and pharaonic chronology and the ancient Egyptian language; geography, resources, and environment; and seven chapters organized chronologically and devoted to specific archaeological sites and evidence • Includes sections on salient topics such as the constructing the Great Pyramid at Giza and the process of mummification

Ancient Egyptian

Author: Antonio Loprieno
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521448499
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Soudan Royaumes sur le Nil

Author: Dietrich Wildung
Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Catalogue of the exhibition organized by the Institut de Monde Arabe in Paris. Beautifully illustrated in color and b&w, it presents ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, temple and funerary artifacts from the Stone Age to the dawn of Christianity. Introductions to the different archeological sites and thei"