Tag: Ancient Egypt
“I’m not interested in telling you what I already know–that’s ‘homework’ last time I checked. I’m rather interested in sharing with you the process of discovery that I’ve made by investigating something that I didn’t know or really only had a superficial knowledge about.”
I really identify with this quote from Ken Burns (his Masterclass lesson 3). As I have stated before, I have no official credentials relating to ancient Egypt, but I have done a ton of research on my own, and am anxious to share my conclusions.
That same old chestnut!
What is the origin of the word “cartouche”? Once again, I have come across the popular, but I feel incorrect, folk etymology of the term “cartouche” (the oval frames within which royal and divine names were written in ancient Egypt), this time in a letter to the editor in the Spring issue of Biblical Archeology…
Book Review: The Great Name, Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary, by Ronald J Leprohon
I saw this book cited in an online article. The back cover explains that “this volume includes all rulers’ names from the so-called Dynasty 0 (ca. 3200 B.C.E.) to the last Ptolemaic ruler in the late first century B.C.E, offered in transliteration and English translation with an introduction and notes.” I immediately ordered a copy…
Why “Egypt Field Guides,” if only one book has been published?
There are more Field Guides in the works. Next to come out will be Ancient Egypt, a Field Guide, a visual dictionary of ancient Egypt. It seems that every surface in Egyptian sites or on artifacts is covered with hieroglyphs and drawings. While you will not learn to read the ancient language, “Ancient Egypt” help…