By Marshall. Clagett
This quantity, the 1st of 3 volumes describing the foremost elements of old Egyptian technological know-how, concentrates at the foundation and improvement of hieroglyphic writing, the scribal career, and quasi-learned associations in historic Egypt. Professor Clagett has paid specific awareness to the so-called Palermo Stone, the earliest annals composed in Eygpt.
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137-224. Hornung was highly critical of Piankoff’s text and prepared a text of his own (edited with the assistance of A. Brodbeck and E. Staehelin): Das Buch von den Pforten des Jenseits (Aegyptiaca Helvetica, Vol. 7), 2 parts (Basel and Geneva, 1979-84). The first volume contains the text and the second a German translation and commentary. See also his translation in Agyptische Unterweltsbiicher, pp. 54-55, 195-308. Another English version was made by J. Zandee in Liber amicorum. Studies in Honour o f Professor Dr.
1... and this gateway, along which this god is towed in the form of a ram. He is changed after he passes this gateway, without the dead following behind him. They stand in the gateway. He gives orders to these gods whom he finds in this gateway. This is done in the secret places of the Netherworld represented like this, holy and hidden, for the few who know this. ), Osiris .... [followed in the fourth register by the names of the baboons, twelve serpents, nine gods -492- with lifted arms, and the names of twelve goddesses, and at the end of the division or hour there is a long passage which ends as follows:!
18. This spell is from 18th~dynasty papyri (see the translation of Allen). It specifically ties the doctrine of the Great Cackler to Hermopolis. 19. From the 18th dynasty. See Allen’s translation. In Chapter Two, I have commented on the details given here concerning the agricultural benefits of being in the Field of Rushes. 20. More details on the good life followed in the Field of Rushes in this spell found in I8th-dynasty papyri (see Allen’s translation). This chapter attracted pictorial vignettes (see Figs.
Ancient Egyptian Science: A Source Book, Vol. 1: Knowledge and Order, tome 2 by Marshall. Clagett