The Rosetta Stone

The Rosetta Stone

The British Museum

Printed by order of the British Museum, this short pamphlet has a photo of the Rosetta Stone, as well as information about its discovery, a description of the Stone, its arrival in England, the earliest decipherers, the method of deciphering it and the contents of the inscriptions.

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The Religion of Ancient Egypt

The Religion of Ancient Egypt

W. M. Flinders Petrie

Religion Of Ancient Egypt examines the religion and the gods of Ancient Egypt. Chapters include the nature of gods, the nature of man, the future life, animal worship, the cosmic gods, the human gods, the rituals, the sacred books, private worship and Egyptian ethics.

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The Realms of the Egyptian Dead

The Realms of the Egyptian Dead

A. Wiedemann

Realms Of The Egyptian Dead, According To The Beliefs Of The Ancient Egyptians was published in 1902. Subjects covered include the destruction of mankind, confusion of religious ideas, realms of the dead, Osirian doctrines, embalming, offerings to the dead, the fields of the blessed and the immortal parts of man.

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The Pyramid Texts

The Pyramid Texts

Samuel A. B. Mercer

The Pyramid Texts are the oldest texts that have been discovered and Samuel Mercer was the first to produce a complete English translation of this mysterious text. This is Volume 1 of a 4 Volume set. This particular volume, apart from the Preface and Introduction, contains the actual verses of the Pyramid texts. Volumes 2-4 contained…

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Primitive Art in Egypt

Primitive Art in Egypt

Jean Capart

Contains 208 illustrations. Including things like personal adornment, decorative art, stone vases, pottery, sculptures and paintings, this book is a must have for those wishing to examine art in Ancient Egypt.

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Peeps At Many Lands: Ancient Egypt

Peeps At Many Lands: Ancient Egypt

Rev. James Baikie

Baikie’s book looks at the more personal aspects of Ancient Egypt. Chapters include Pharoah at Home, The Life of a Soldier, Child Life in Ancient Egypt and A Day in Thebes. It also has 2 chapters on fairy tales. With 16 full page illustrations.

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Outlines of Ancient Egyptian History

Outlines of Ancient Egyptian History

Auguste Mariette

As the title suggests, this book outlines ancient Egyptian history. Chapters include the dynasties of the ancient, middle and new empires. The book then goes on to look at the Greek and Roman epochs. And then we get on to the Christian period. Also includes a table of the ancient Egyptian calendar.

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Manual of Egyptian Archaeology

Manual of Egyptian Archaeology

Gaston Maspero

The full title of this book is Manual Of Egyptian Archaeology And Guide To The Study Of Antiquities In Egypt For The Use Of Students And Travellers. Fully illustrated, subjects include Civil and Military Architecture, Religious Architecture, and Tombs.

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Life in Ancient Egypt

Life in Ancient Egypt

Adolf Erman

With over 400 illustrations, this huge tome published in 1894 is an extremely comprehensive look at the Ancient Egyptians. It details the history of Egypt, it’s people, religion, dress, court systems, family life, political conditions, literature, the arts, recreation, agriculture, trade and war. A fascinating book which covers just about every aspect of Ancient Egyptian life which you could possibly hope to learn about.

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The Leyden Papyrus

The Leyden Papyrus

F. L. Griffith and Herbert Thompson

The Leyden Papyrus, or The Demotic Magical Papyrus of London and Leiden is basically a book of spells, dating back to the 2nd or 3rd century. It was the key to deciphering the Demotic Ancient Egyptian dialect. Included are spells for curing diseases, obtaining visions, raising the dead and there are also a number of spells for erotic purposes.

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Legends of the Gods

Legends of the Gods

E. A. Wallis Budge

This book is split into four sections. The Introduction includes chapters such as The Legend of Ra and Isis, The Legend of the Destruction of Mankind, The Legend of the death and resurrection of Horus and The History of Isis and Osiris. The second section is the Legend of Egyptian Gods and includes a Hymn to Osiris. The third section, The Legend of the Death of Horus includes the narrative of Isis and…

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Legends of Ancient Egypt

Legends of Ancient Egypt

F. H. Brooksbank

Not perhaps as scholarly as some of the other books on Ancient Egyopt but an interesting read nonetheless. Chapters include the people of Egypt, their beliefs, the story of Ra and Isis, the Kingdom of Osiris, the quest of Isis, the builders of the Pyramids, the riddle of the Sphinx and the reign of the twelve Kings.

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