Egyptology, and what is it?
Her enchanting words filled the room with a perfume like mist, as if it carried her words, softly drifting towards your ears.. with a soft voice she said;
|Egyptology can be magical.|
Human model was borrowed from deviantart Artist Marcus J. Ranum
ár pestex-nek ´sen-k textex-á en er ápt-f unen Áuset pu her´seta ám-s áhá en sán-nes ´seni-s ám ár uat'i nebt ámmu maat Rá pu.
Translation of the above
Now thou spreadest thy hair, I scatter it upon his forehead,
Isisit is who hideth in it; she hath drawn her hair there. Now Uatchit the lady of flames, the eye of Ra is.
Egyptology is taken from the Greek word egyptologia, and it is the study of ancient Egyptian language, literature, history, religion and other subjects from the land of ancient
Without people being somewhat naturally drawn to
and the cultures past
history, there would have been no such word as Egyptology. Egypt
The above text would never have been read..
First recognized as an academic discipline in 1880 because a Flinders Petrie and Samuel Birch as well as Emmanuel de Rougé and Heinrich Brugsch, began to meticulous documenting what was found at each excavation site.
Today Egyptology is a firm part of many universities, and people can take degrees under this subject. The word Egyptology is a over all description, but it can be much more specified.
Starting at the most obvious point, namely by the Pyramids and then moving south towards
Luxor to the Valley of the Kings and
Queens, they clearly determined that there was
a timeline to follow.
According to the
University of California, the standard text used for studying Egyptology
was the book Lexicon der Ágyptologie, the first volume was published in 1975. Los
What is worth taking into account, is the life of vizier Khaemwese Ramesses II son. He is now considered the first recorded Egyptologist as well as many other things.
He is clearly recognized as both seeking ancient artifacts and restoring ancient monuments. Another thing to keep in mind is the fact that Greeks have always gone to Egypt (after the conquest of Alexandra the great), and their graffiti can still be seen in the ancient tombs.
I would suspect that ancient Egypt have always captivated the mind and hearts of people, since the time of their greatness.
Meaning, that it is only the word that is new, and not the study of ancient civilizations.
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