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The Resource The silver eye : unlocking the pyramid texts, Susan Brind Morrow

The silver eye : unlocking the pyramid texts, Susan Brind Morrow

Label
The silver eye : unlocking the pyramid texts
Title
The silver eye
Title remainder
unlocking the pyramid texts
Statement of responsibility
Susan Brind Morrow
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • egy
  • eng
Summary
'The Pyramid Texts' were carved onto the walls of burial chambers in royal pyramids 4,000 years ago. They have intrigued scholars, mystics and historians ever since they were discovered in 1881. They have usually been misconstrued as a garbled collection of primitive myths and incantations, relegating their radiant fusion of philosophy, scientific inquiry, and religion to obscurity. Translations of the texts often reduce them to gibberish. Yet these writings are in fact among the world's oldest poetry, cosmological speculations and reflections on nature. Susan Brind Morrow has recast 'The Pyramid Texts' as a coherent work of art, arguing that they should be recognized as a formative event in the evolution of human thought. The result is a work of beautiful and intelligent literature, alongside a persuasive argument for 'The Pyramid Texts' central importance to the history of language
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Morrow, Susan Brind
Dewey number
  • 299.3'182
  • 299.3182
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Inscriptions, Egyptian
  • Egyptian literature
  • Religion
Target audience
specialized
Label
The silver eye : unlocking the pyramid texts, Susan Brind Morrow
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the Egyptian
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781784972387
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9781784972387
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The silver eye : unlocking the pyramid texts, Susan Brind Morrow
Publication
Note
Translated from the Egyptian
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781784972387
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9781784972387
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

Library Locations

    • Shepherds Bush LibraryBorrow it
      6 Wood Lane, Lonodon, W12 7BF, GB
      51.5059745 -0.2241114
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