Whoa. What A Great Idea

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Whoa. What A Great Idea

Postby Minimalist » Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:00 pm

I recall checking through James Henry Breasted's translations of Egyptian writings but I think that was dated like 1905. There have been a century of discoveries since then.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016...first-time

Ancient Egyptian works to be published together in English for first time


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Re: Whoa. What A Great Idea

Postby circumspice » Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:38 am

Minimalist wrote:I recall checking through James Henry Breasted's translations of Egyptian writings but I think that was dated like 1905. There have been a century of discoveries since then.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016...first-time

Ancient Egyptian works to be published together in English for first time


Words of wisdom in a text called The Teaching of Ani remain as true today as in the 16th century BC: “Man perishes; his corpse turns to dust; all his relatives pass away. But writings make him remembered in the mouth of the reader.”



That's a dead or broken link. I get a 404/not found error message.
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Re: Whoa. What A Great Idea

Postby Minimalist » Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:49 am

Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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Re: Whoa. What A Great Idea

Postby circumspice » Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:23 pm

Minimalist wrote:https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/aug/23/ancient-egypt-written-works-published-book-english-first-time


Try that.


Ah! Much better. Interesting article. Thanks!
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