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Papyri translations, which have been edited to make them easy for the modern reader.
I've just finished 'Egyptian Hieroglyphs' for iPad & Blackberry Playbook - This is a project that has been ticking away for the past year - see below for details. I always have a number of slow burning projects on the go - the two I'm working on at the moment are the iPad version of my book 'Ancient Egyptian Anecdotes' and 'the Treasure Thieves' an ancient Egyptian story which I'm collaborating on with artist Sheila Cartwright.
This newsletter contains eight news items - check out the discovery of a new pharaoh Senakht-en-Re, four new video documentaries including 'The Assassination of King Tut' narrated by actor John Hurt and for my German subscribers there are links to some German language websites on ancient Egypt.
The featured website is The Griffith Institute - University of Oxford - a valuable resource for the study of ancient Egypt and the Near East. It houses a fascinating archive detailing Egyptologist's work, including its founder Francis Llewellyn Griffith, Sir Alan Gardiner, Jaroslav Cerny and Howard Carter.
A soldier's life
"Let me tell you the woes of the soldier: he is awakened at any hour; he toils until the sun sets; he is hungry; his belly hurts; he is dead while yet alive. When he receives the grain ration, having been released from duty, it is no good for grinding.
"When he is called up for Syria, he may not rest and there are no clothes or sandals. His march is uphill through mountains. He drinks water every third day; it is smelly and tastes of salt and his body is ravaged by
"He is told, 'Quick! forward, valiant soldier! Win for yourself a good name.' When victory is won, the captives are handed over to His Majesty to be taken to Egypt. The foreign woman faints on the march; she hangs herself on the soldier's neck. His knapsack drops; another grabs it while he is burdened with the woman.
"His wife and children are in their village; he dies and does not reach it. But if he does come out alive, he is worn out from marching."
From Ancient Egyptian Anecdotes
For iPad and Blackberry Playbook
The app includes detailed information on the history of Egyptian writing and mathematics, the use of the different types of symbols, how to write your name, how to recognise kings names and the story of the scribe with a video showing how papyrus is made. Over 800 glyph illustrations including 400 Egyptian word examples and over 300 hieroglyphs from the Gardiner list.
It also includes the latest version of the Hieroglyphic Typewriter and Math Calculator is included. You can quickly write names and short secret messages and then send the results by email from you Ipad or Blackberry.
iPad version >>
Blackberry Playbook version >>
Hieroglyphic Typewriter - now available as a standalone download from the Google Chrome Web Store for free
Web version I've also updated it and the web version with the hieroglyphic plural glyph
New Egyptian Videos
Ancient Egypt Greatest Pharaohs 1350 to 30 BC
Egypt's Golden Empire - Pharaohs of the Sun
The Assassination Of King Tut
Engineering an Empire Egypt
Ancient Egyptian News
Who should save Egypt's archives?
Rare tomb of woman found in Egypt’s Valley of Kings
Ancient Egyptian chariot trappings rediscovered
Archaeologists discover name of lost pharaonic king
Mummy discovery reveals ancient secrets
Nine limestone reliefs are back home from Spain
Animal mummies discovered in Egypt
Egypt Dig Reveals Animal Mummies and Possible
Use this link to translate the web pages below
The first hieroglyphs site in Germany.
Isis - the civilization of Egypt
Gods, mythology, symbols, life, Lexicon ...
Deals with the problem of the pyramid structure.
The Egyptology community
Communicate with people who are interested in
King Tut Exhibition at Pacific Science Centre - May 24, 2012
Cleopatra California Science Center
Ancient Egypt in Edinburgh
Edinburgh Evening News
Grant helps Royal Cornwall Museum launch new exhibition
Pharaoh: King of Egypt - British Museum Tour at Leeds
11 February – 17 June 2012
Rare Ancient Egyptian shroud - Norwich Castle Museum event
Saturday, April 28, between 10am and 5pm
|2012 Ancient Egyptian Gods Calendar get it free here
This is an A4 calendar, you can write your important dates on it. Try printing it borderless and bind it with a comb binder.
The Griffith Institute
A significant collection which explores the wealth of Ancient Egypt, including a complete excavation record for the tomb of Tutankhamun.
Amazing Egyptian Discoveries
Surgical instruments in Ancient Egypt
Video Preview of Egyptian Hieroglyphs
Video Preview of Egyptian Cult Temples
Hieroglyphic Print Machine version 2 write secret ancient Egyptian messages to your friends and have fun creating all sorts Egyptian themed stuff with your printer.
Egyptian Cult Temples for the iPad The mystery of Egyptian cult temples explained, illustrated with six videos, photos, drawings and 30 highly detailed computer generated reconstructions.
For the iPad
For Mac, Windows (7, XP or Vista) & Linux
Blackberry Playbook version
Egyptian Calculator (free download)
(you need to have Google Chrome installed on your computer)
Anecdotes for the BlackBerry The special BlackBerry PlayBook digital edition of Ancient Egyptian Anecdotes *Click Here*
Paperback Version If you don't have a Playbook you can get the Paperback here
Bird Mummies Fed After Death, Stuffed With Snails
Retired postal worker, 89, has spent $10,000 and 25 years carving his own Egyptian coffin.
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