Egyptian Hieroglyphics

Author: Stéphane Rossini
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486260136
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Guides readers to understand and transcribe hieroglyphics by presenting and explaining phonetic elements.


Author: Arthur Machen
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465539875
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It was my privilege, many years ago, to make the acquaintance of the obscure literary hermit, whose talk I have tried to reproduce in the pages that follow. Our first meeting was one of those chance affairs that now and then mitigate the loneliness of the London streets, and a second hazard led to the discovery that we had many interests in common. I think that the Hermit (as I shall call him) had begun to find the perpetual solitude of his years a growing terror, and he was not sorry to have a listener; at first, indeed, he talked almost with the joy of a child, or rather of a prisoner who has escaped from the house of silence, but as he chose subjects which have always interested me intensely, he gave as much pleasure as he received, and I became an assiduous visitor of his cell. He had found an odd retreat. He avoided personalities, and had a happy knack of forgetting any that I vouchsafed on my side, (he forgot my name three times on the first evening that we spent together, and succeeded in repeating this feat over and over again since then), and I never gathered much of his past history. But I believe that "something had happened" many years before, in the prehistoric age of the 'seventies. There had been a break of some sort in the man's life when he was quite young; and so he had left the world and gone to Barnsbury, an almost mythical region lying between Pentonville and the Caledonian Road. Here, in the most retired street of that retired quarter, he occupied two rooms on the ground floor of a big, mouldy house, standing apart from the street and sheltered by gaunt grown trees and ancient shrubs; and just beside the dim and dusty window of the sitting-room a laburnum had cast a green stain on the decaying wall. The laburnum had grown wild, like all the trees and shrubs, and some of its black, straggling boughs brushed the pane, and of dark, windy nights while we sat together and talked of art and life we would be startled by the sudden violence with which those branches beat angrily upon the glass.


Author: Richard Platt
Publisher: Running Press
ISBN: 9780762415939
Size: 74.13 MB
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This new kit tells the astonishing story of the ancient graphic language symbols. Includes a colorful 32-page book, 27 rubber hieroglyphic stamps, an ink pad, a supply of papyrus templates, an educational Rosetta Stone poster, and much more. Full color. Pkg. Consumable.


Author: Maria C. Betrò
Publisher: Abbeville Pr
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Explains the meaning and history of six hundred Egyptian hieroglyphics, and depicts aspects of Egyptian civilization and daily life

The Hieroglyphics Of Space

Author: Neil Leach
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134638728
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'Spatial images', wrote the German cultural theorist, Siegfried Kracauer, 'are the dreams of society. Wherever the hieroglyphics of any spatial image are deciphered, there the basis of social reality presents itself.' But how exactly are these spatial images to be deciphered? Hieroglyphics of Space addresses this question with a series of insightful essays on some of the great metropolitan centres of the world. From political interpretations to gendered analyses, from methods of mapping to filmic representations, and from studies in consumption to economic surveys, the volume offers a range of strategies for reading and experiencing the modern metropolis.