The Organization of the Pyramid Texts 2 vol set

This book weds traditional philology to linguistic anthropology to associate them with two spheres of ritual action, mortuary cult and personal preparation for the afterlife.

The Organization of the Pyramid Texts  2 vol  set

The ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts form the oldest body of religious texts in the world. This book weds traditional philology to linguistic anthropology to associate them with two spheres of ritual action, mortuary cult and personal preparation for the afterlife.

The Organization of the Pyramid Texts

This book weds traditional philology to linguistic anthropology to associate them with two spheres of ritual action, mortuary cult and personal preparation for the afterlife.

The Organization of the Pyramid Texts

The ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts form the oldest body of religious texts in the world. This book weds traditional philology to linguistic anthropology to associate them with two spheres of ritual action, mortuary cult and personal preparation for the afterlife.

The Organization of the Pyramid Texts

On the one hand, then, there is the pre-existing shape of the surfaces to which texts would be transcribed, and on the other is the pre-existing organization of texts prior to their transposition to the tombs. Because the pyramids' ...

The Organization of the Pyramid Texts

The oldest substantial body of religious texts from ancient Egypt consists of the Pyramid Texts. These are hieroglyphic religious texts inscribed upon the interior walls of the pyramid tombs of kings and queens beginning around 2345 BCE. This book explores the Pyramid Texts.

Following Osiris

225 See references cited in Morales, The Transmission of the Pyramid Texts into the Middle Kingdom 1, pp. 46 note 103, and 162 note 445. 226 Hays, The Organization of the Pyramid Texts 1, pp. 138–58. This change is made less frequently ...

Following Osiris

Osiris, god of the dead, was one of ancient Egypt's most important deities. The earliest secure evidence for belief in him dates back to the fifth dynasty (c.2494-2345BC), but he continued to be worshipped until the fifth century AD. Following Osiris is concerned with ancient Egyptian conceptions of the relationship between Osiris and the deceased, or what might be called the Osirian afterlife, asking what the nature of this relationship was and what the prerequisites were for enjoying its benefits. It does not seek to provide a continuous or comprehensive account of Egyptian ideas on this subject, but rather focuses on five distinct periods in their development, spread over four millennia. The periods in question are ones in which significant changes in Egyptian ideas about Osiris and the dead are known to have occurred or where it has been argued that they did, as Egyptian aspirations for the Osirian afterlife took time to coalesce and reach their fullest form of expression. An important aim of the book is to investigate when and why such changes happened, treating religious belief as a dynamic rather than a static phenomenon and tracing the key stages in the development of these aspirations, from their origin to their demise, while illustrating how they are reflected in the textual and archaeological records. In doing so, it opens up broader issues for exploration and draws meaningful cross-cultural comparisons to ask, for instance, how different societies regard death and the dead, why people convert from one religion to another, and why they abandon belief in a god or gods altogether.

Concepts in Middle Kingdom Funerary Culture

Casting the beneficiary in the first person, the recitation of Pyramid Texts like this one20 may be said to ... of this work is Hays, H.M., The Organization of the Pyramid Texts: Typology and Disposition (PdÄ 31, Leiden/Boston, 2012).

Concepts in Middle Kingdom Funerary Culture

Concepts in Middle Kingdom Funerary Culture presents a collection of archaeological and philological papers discussing how ancient Egyptians thought, and modern scholars may think, about Egyptian funerary practices of the early 2nd millennium BCE.

Israel s Past

16 J. P. Allen, The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts (Writings of the Ancient World, 23) Atlanta: Scholars →Press, 2005, 1–14; H. M. Hays, The Organization of the Pyramid Texts: Typology and Disposition 2 Volumes (Probleme der ...

Israel s Past

This collection of essays gives an insight into the problems that we encounter when we try to (re)construct events from Israel's past. On the one hand, the Hebrew Bible is a biased source, on the other hand, the data provided by archaeology and extra-biblical texts are constrained and sometimes contradictory. Discussing a set of examples, the author applies fundamental insight from the philosophy of history to clarify Israel's past.

Five Egyptian Goddesses

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 9 Hays, The Organization of the Pyramid Texts, 258–9. Morales, “From Voice to Papyrus to Wall,” 108–9. Susanne Bickel,“Everybody's Afterlife?'Pharaonisation' in the Pyramid Texts,” in Studies in ...

Five Egyptian Goddesses

This volume explores the earliest appearances and functions of the five major Egyptian goddesses Neith, Hathor, Nut, Isis and Nephthys. Although their importance endured throughout more than three millennia of ancient Egyptian history, their origins, earliest roles, and relationships in religion, myth, and cult have never before been studied together in detail. Showcasing the latest research with carefully chosen illustrations and a full bibliography, Susan Tower Hollis suggests that the origins of the goddesses derived primarily from their functions, as, shown by their first appearances in the text and art of the Protodynastic, Early Dynastic, and Old Kingdom periods of the late fourth and third millennia BCE. The roles of the goddess Bat are also explored where she is viewed both as an independent figure and in her specific connections to Hathor, including the background to their shared bovine iconography. Hollis provides evidence of the goddesses' close ties with royalty and, in the case of Neith, her special connections to early queens. Vital reading for all scholars of Egyptian religion and other ancient religions and mythology, this volume brings to light the earliest origins of these goddesses who would go on to play major parts in later narratives, myths, and mortuary cult.

Orality and Literacy in the Demotic Tales

Harold M. Hays, The Organization of the Pyramid Texts: Typology and Disposition, PdÄ 31 (Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2012), 3. Citing Jan Assmann, Tod und Jenseits im alten Ägypten (Munich: Verlag C.H. Beck, 2001), 334–335.

Orality and Literacy in the Demotic Tales

In Orality and Literacy in the Demotic Tales, Jacqueline E. Jay extrapolates from the surviving ancient Egyptian written record hints of a parallel oral tradition, focusing in particular on the corpus of Demotic narrative literature surviving from the Greco-Roman Period.

Routledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions

No two pyramids had the exact same assortment or layout of these texts, and a large variety of genres were represented, ... Suggested Reading Hays, H.M. The Organization of the Pyramid-Text: Typology and Disposition. Brill, 2012.

Routledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions is the first comprehensive single-volume reference work offering authoritative coverage of ancient religions in the Mediterranean world. Chronologically, the volume’s scope extends from pre-historical antiquity in the third millennium B.C.E. through the rise of Islam in the seventh century C.E. An interdisciplinary approach draws out the common issues and elements between and among religious traditions in the Mediterranean basin. Key features of the volume include: Detailed maps of the Mediterranean World, ancient Egypt, the Roman Empire, and the Hellenistic World A comprehensive timeline of major events, innovations, and individuals, divided by region to provide both a diachronic and pan-Mediterranean, synchronic view A broad geographical range including western Asia, northern Africa, and southern Europe This encyclopedia will serve as a key point of reference for all students and scholars interested in ancient Mediterranean culture and society.

Studien zur alt gyptischen Kultur Band 45

In the pyramid of Unis, however, the collection of spells differs from the one attested in the pyramids of the Sixth ... 47 48 49 50 51 Group C in Hays, The organization of the Pyramid Texts, 99–101, 373–374, and table C (in 680); id., ...

Studien zur alt  gyptischen Kultur  Band 45

A. Abdel-Raziq: An unpublished small sculpture of a female acrobat at the Al-Salam School Museum in Assiut. N. Abdelwahed | J. M. Iskander | T. Tawfik: The Blocks from the Nilometer at Roda. Preliminary Report on the Reconstruction Work. B. Ahmed: The Stela of Hori-Sheri at the Egyptian Museum (Cairo JE 59858). H. Beinlich: Das Relief Hildesheim F 38. M. Wilding Brown: A New Analysis of the Titles of Teti on Statue BM EA 888. K. Cortebeeck: Stamp seals in ancient Egyptian tombs. A revision of the usages in quest of the sex of their owners. K. Hassan: Two Administrative Hieratic ostraca from Deir el-Bahri (Late 20th and Early 21st Dynasties). B. Hufft: Motivtransfer und Rezeption? Ein Beitrag zu den ägyptischen reliefierten Lotuskelchen der 3. Zwischenzeit. K. Jansen-Winkeln: H#wtj "Anführer" als allgemeine Bezeichnung und als Titel. E. Lanciers: The Cult of Arensnuphis in Thebes in the Graeco-Roman Period. H. Madkour: An Eleventh Dynasty Stela of the Priest Ka-whmi. D. Metawi: A Late-Eighteenth Dynasty Memphite Stela (Cairo Museum JE 20222). A. J. Morales: A false-door spell in the Pyramid Texts? An interpretation for the discontinuation of PT355. A. J. Morales | S. Falk | M. Osman | R. Sánchez: Casado | H. Shared | K. Yamamoto | E. H. Zidan: The Middle Kingdom Theban Project Preliminary report on the Freie Universität Mission to Deir el-Bahari, First and Second Seasons (2015–2016). J. F. Quack: Zur Situierung von TB 166 Pleyte. M. G. Rashed | A. A. Abdelrahman: The Statue of Ankhef-Khonsou from Karnak Cachette (CK 1164). J. C. Sánchez-León | A. Jiménez-Serrano: Keeping Provincial Power in the Lineage During the Twelfth Dynasty: The Case of Khema, Governor of Elephantine. J. M. Serrano: Threesolar hymns from Dra Abu el-Naga. S. Soleiman An Inscribed Slab of Unknown Ownership discovered recently at Saqqara. N. Staring: RevisitingThree Objects in Berlin Pertaining to the Mayor of Memphis, Ptahmose The "Lost" Faience Stela ÄM 19718 and the Limestone Pyramid Panels ÄM 1631-1632. S. Töpfer: Teile des Totenbuches des Anch-ef-en-Chonsu, Sohn des Bes-en-Mut in der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek (Papyrus Wien Aeg. 12022a+b).

His Good Name

The most recent comprehensive study of the Pyramid Texts is Harold M. Hays, The Organization of the Pyramid Texts: Typology and Disposition, 2 vols., PÄ 31 (Leiden: Brill, 2012). On the possible presence of the motif of the nocturnal ...

His Good Name

The wish to affiliate with a specific cultural, social, or ethnical group is as important today as it was in past societies, such as that of the ancient Egyptians. The same significance applies to the self-presentation of an individual within such a group. Although it is inevitable that we perceive ancient cultures through the lens of our time, place, and value systems, we can certainly try to look beyond these limitations. Questions of how the ancient Egyptians saw themselves and how individuals tried to establish and thus present themselves in society are central pieces of the puzzle of how we interpret this ancient culture. This volume focuses on the topic of identity and self-presentation, tackling the subject from many different angles: the ways in which social and personal identities are constructed and maintained; the manipulations of culture by individuals to reflect real or aspirational identities; and the methods modern scholars use to attempt to say something about ancient persons. Building on the work of Ronald J. Leprohon, to whom this volume is dedicated, contributions in this volume present an overview of our current state of understanding of patterns of identity and self-presentation in ancient Egypt. The contributions approach various aspects of identity and self-presentation through studies of gender, literature, material culture, mythology, names, and officialdom.

Understanding Material Text Cultures

Grimm, Alfred (1986), “Titel und Vermerke in den Pyramidentexten”, in: Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur 13, 99–106. ... Hays, Harold M. (2012), The Organization of the Pyramid Texts: Typology and Disposition (Probleme der Ägyptologie ...

Understanding Material Text Cultures

The present volume comprises 6 highly original studies on material text cultures in different nontypographic societies stretching from the 3rd millennium cuneiform textual record of Ancient Mesopotamia to 20th century Qur’anic boards of northern and central African provenience. The volume provides a multidisciplinary approach to material text cultures complementary to the interdisciplinary, strongly theory-grounded research scheme of the CRC 933.

Kulturelle Koh renz durch Prestige

Hays 2012 H. M. Hays, The Organization of the Pyramid Texts. Typology and Disposition, Probleme der Ägyptologie 31, Leiden – Boston. Herbin 1994 F.-R. Herbin, Le livre de parcourir l'éternité, Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 58, Leuven.

Kulturelle Koh  renz durch Prestige

„Kulturelle Kohärenz“ und „Prestige“ – diese scheinbar gegensätzlichen Begriffe stehen in Wirklichkeit in enger Beziehung zueinander. Ohne gemeinsame gesellschaftliche Werte gäbe es keine Zuschreibung von Prestige, durch die sich Individuen von ihrer Mitwelt abheben könnten. Fundiert und anschaulich werfen die Beiträge dieses dritten Sammelbands des Münchner Graduiertenkollegs „Formen von Prestige in Kulturen des Altertums“ Schlaglichter auf die mannigfaltigen Aspekte des Begriffspaars. Neben den unterschiedliche Kulturen und Zeiträumen – von der europäischen Urgeschichte über den Alten Orient und die Klassische Antike bis ins Alte China – ist auch die Spannbreite der herangezogenen Quellen und Methoden beträchtlich. Im Fokus stehen so unterschiedliche Aspekte wie die Verwaltung von Kultangelegenheiten, Feste, Zeugnisse zur Königsnähe oder Prestigeobjekte. Auch linguistische Befunde, Werke der bildenden Kunst sowie literarische und funeräre Texte werden für die Thematik erschlossen.

Current Research in Egyptology

The ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts, Writings from the Ancient World 38. ... Occurrences of Pyramid Texts, with cross indexes of these and other Egyptian mortuary texts, Studies in Ancient ... The organization of the Pyramid Texts.

Current Research in Egyptology

The sixteenth Current Research in Egyptology (CRE) conference was held from the 15–18 April 2015 at the University of Oxford and once again provided a platform for postgraduates and early career Egyptologists, as well as independent researchers, to present their research. These proceedings for CREXVI represent the wide-range of themes that were offered by delegates during the conference. Papers focus on the theme of travel in ancient Egypt from a wide range of perspectives such as concrete or abstract travels, travel in space and time, travel inside, to, or from Egypt, travel in literature, travel of beliefs and ideas or travel of objects.

Proceedings of the XI International Congress of Egyptologists Florence Italy 23 30 August 2015

Concluding remarks A distinctive pattern in organizing the ritual space for Pepy I can thus be detected. It was structured in reference to the cultic ... The Organization of the Pyramid Texts. Probleme der Ägyptologie 31. Leiden, Brill.

Proceedings of the XI International Congress of Egyptologists  Florence  Italy 23 30 August 2015

Presents proceedings from the eleventh International Congress of Egyptologists which took place at the Florence Egyptian Museum (Museo Egizio Firenze), Italy from 23- 30 August 2015.

A Grammar of the Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts Vol I Unis

1.1 EPIGRAPHIC CONSIDERATIONS Unis's Pyramid Texts are all inscribed vertically, in columns. The columnar organization in some cases has influenced the use and arrangement of signs. Spellings and the placement of signs tend to be more ...

A Grammar of the Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts  Vol  I  Unis

A Grammar of the Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts is designed as a six-volume study of the earliest comprehensive corpus of ancient Egyptian texts, inscribed in the pyramids of five pharaohs of the Old Kingdom (ca. 2325–2150 BC) and several of their queens. The first volume, devoted to the earliest corpus, that of Unis, is based on a database that allows for detailed analysis of the orthography of the texts and every aspect of their grammar; it includes a complete hieroglyphic lexicon of the texts and a consecutive transcription and translation on facing pages. The grammatical analysis incorporates both the most recent advances in the understanding of Egyptian grammar and a few new interpretations published here for the first time.

Shamanic Wisdom in the Pyramid Texts

... of death in order to commune with ancestors and gods are all to be found in the Pyramid Texts, as we shall see. ... usually organized in small, scattered units.38 The social organization of ancient Egypt was very different from this ...

Shamanic Wisdom in the Pyramid Texts

A radical reinterpretation of the Pyramid Texts as shamanic mystical wisdom rather than funerary rituals • Reveals the mystical nature of Egyptian civilization denied by orthodox Egyptologists • Examines the similarity between the pharaoh’s afterlife voyage and shamanic journeying • Shows shamanism to be the foundation of the Egyptian mystical tradition To the Greek philosophers and other peoples of the ancient world, Egypt was regarded as the home of a profound mystical wisdom. While there are many today who still share that view, the consensus of most Egyptologists is that no evidence exists that Egypt possessed any mystical tradition whatsoever. Jeremy Naydler’s radical reinterpretation of the Pyramid Texts--the earliest body of religious literature to have survived from ancient Egypt--places these documents into the ritual context in which they belong. Until now, the Pyramid Texts have been viewed primarily as royal funerary texts that were used in the liturgy of the dead pharaoh or to aid him in his afterlife journey. This emphasis on funerary interpretation has served only to externalize what were actually experiences of the living, not the dead, king. In order to understand the character and significance of the extreme psychological states the pharaoh experienced--states often involving perilous encounters with alternate realities--we need to approach them as spiritual and religious phenomena that reveal the extraordinary possibilities of human consciousness. It is the shamanic spiritual tradition, argues Naydler, that is the undercurrent of the Pyramid Texts and that holds the key to understanding both the true nature of these experiences and the basis of ancient Egyptian mysticism.

Joyful in Thebes

Hays also translates“Receive your head!”“Draw together your bones!” and he classified it as if the deceased draws (inq) his bones together; see H. M. Hays, The Organization of the Pyramid Texts: Typology and Disposition, PÄ 31.2 (Leiden ...

Joyful in Thebes

An international group of scholars have contributed to Joyful in Thebes, a Festschrift for the distinguished Egyptologist Betsy M. Bryan. The forty-two articles deal with topics of art history, archaeology, history, and philology representing virtually the entire span of ancient Egyptian civilization. These diverse studies, which often present unpublished material or new interpretations of specific issues in Egyptian history, literature, and art history, well reflect the broad research interests of the honoree. Abundantly illustrated with photographs and line drawings, the volume also includes a comprehensive bibliography of Bryan's publications through 2015.

The Oxford History of the Ancient Near East

The underground relief panels of King Djoser at the Step Pyramid complex . JARCE 32 : 1-42 . Friedman , F. D. 2015. ... The organization of the Pyramid Texts : typology and disposition . Leiden : Brill . Hays , H.M. 2015.

The Oxford History of the Ancient Near East

This groundbreaking, five-volume series offers a comprehensive, fully illustrated history of Egypt and Western Asia (the Levant, Anatolia, Mesopotamia, and Iran), from the emergence of complex states to the conquest of Alexander the Great. Written by a highly diverse, international team of leading scholars, whose expertise brings to life the people, places, and times of the remote past, the volumes in this series focus firmly on the political and social histories of the states and communities of the ancient Near East. Individual chapters present the key textual and material sources underpinning the historical reconstruction, paying particular attention to the most recent archaeological finds and their impact on our historical understanding of the periods surveyed. Commencing with the domestication of plants and animals, and the foundation of the first permanent settlements in the region, Volume I contains ten chapters that provide a masterful survey of the earliest dynasties and territorial states in the ancient Near East, concluding with the rise of the Old Kingdom in Egypt and the Dynasty of Akkad in Mesopotamia. Politics, ideology, religion, art, crafts, economy, military developments, and the built environment are all examined. Uniquely, emphasis is placed upon elucidating both the internal dynamics of these states and communities, as well as their external relationships with their neighbors in the wider region. The result is a thoughtful, critical, and robust survey of the populations that laid the foundation for all future developments in the ancient Near East.

Pharmacy and Medicine in Ancient Egypt

The primary obstetrical meaning is virtually lost following the Pyramid Texts, masked by abstract symbols. ... Hays H.M., 2012, The Organization of the Pyramid Texts: Typology and Disposition, (Volume One) Leiden, E.J.Brill.

Pharmacy and Medicine in Ancient Egypt

This volume presents the proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Pharmacy and Medicine in Ancient Egypt (Barcelona, October 2018) showcasing the most recent pharmaceutical and medical studies on human remains and organic and plant material from ancient Egypt, together with discussions on textual and iconographical evidence.