Ancient Egyptian Science: A Source Book, Vol. 1: Knowledge by Marshall. Clagett

By Marshall. Clagett

This quantity, the 1st of 3 volumes describing the main points of old Egyptian technological know-how, concentrates at the foundation and improvement of hieroglyphic writing, the scribal occupation, and quasi-learned associations in historical Egypt. Professor Clagett has paid specific realization to the so-called Palermo Stone, the earliest annals composed in Eygpt.

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These magical utterances of Isis and the Elder Magician are made in order to repulse Apep from Re in the West, in the hidden part of the Netherworld .... The sandbank Hater named Sadjaul of Neha-her in the Netherworld is 440 cubits in its length; he fills it with his coils .... It ... is 440 cubits in width .... {Third registen\ This image is of Horus on his throne. This image is like this. What he has to do in the Netherworld is to set the stars into motion and to produce the positions of the hours in the Netherworld.

For the vignettes which show the deceased in a pavilion playing senet, see Fig. 26. 15. In some versions of Spell 335 of the Coffin Texts, the tm here rendered as "All" was read as "Atum" and was attached to the preceding sentence. 16. Based on two versions of the 18th dynasty (see Allen’s translation). The deceased’s effort to become a god reflects the similar objective of the part-by-part identification of the deceased with gods which was found in the Pyramid Texts (Doc. l, Sects. 1303-05). Again note traces of Hermopolitan doctrines in this spell.

Above the beetle is the sun disk being received by the sky goddess Nut. 1^ The one point of interest for us is that now both Hu and Heka are together on the crew, thus intensifying the capacity of creative utterance. ). This work differs considerably from the two works already examined. In the first place the Book o f Caverns has -483- ANCIENT EGYPTIAN SCIENCE only six divisions (reproduced on six tableaux). As for the registers used in these tableaux, there is no essential uniformity in the number of registers, as there was in the two other works.

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