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Richard H. Wilkinson

the destruction have broader application to our understanding of the process of damnatio in ancient Egypt, though many unanswered questions remain. Keywords Damnatio , Ay, royal tombs, Valley of the Kings * * * * Introduction Tomb KV-23 (/WV-23) lies near the end of the western branch of the Valley of

From Single Sign to Pseudo-Script

An Ancient Egyptian System of Workmen’s Identity Marks


Ben Haring

Writing is not the only notation system used in literate societies. Some visual communication systems are very similar to writing, but work differently. Identity marks are typical examples of such systems, and this book presents a particularly well-documented marking system used in Pharaonic Egypt as an exemplary case.
From Single Sign to Pseudo-Script is the first book to fully discuss the nature and development of an ancient marking system, its historical background, and the fascinating story of its decipherment. Chapters on similar systems in other cultures and on semiotic theory help to distinguish between unique and universal features. Written by Egyptologist Ben Haring, the book addresses scholars interested in marking systems, writing, literacy, and the semiotics of visual communication.

"With this publication, the author exemplified how a close familiarity with a subject enables research in areas of Egyptian society that had not been touched until now and how the resulting insight is presented properly." - Eva-Maria Engel, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, in: Bibliotheca Orientalis 76.1-2 (2019)

Nagel, Peter

Nag Hammadi (Arab. Najʿ Ḥammādı̄, near the site of the ancient town of Chenoboskion) is a town in Upper Egypt about 80 km. (50 mi.) northwest of Luxor and the Valley of the Kings. In 1945 some Coptic MSS were discovered nearby, at the base of a boulder near the foot of a mountain called the

Chaniotis, A., Corsten, T., Stroud, R.S. and Tybout, R.A.

single out the following (categories of) texts which are discussed in some detail: I.Memnonion, passim (546-555); bilingual building inscriptions from Egypt (571-576); inscriptions by pilgrims and tourists in Kalabsha, Dakka, Thebes (Deir el-Bahari; Valley of the Kings: I.Syringes) and the area between

Andrea Manzo

published. The volume inaugurating the series is precisely the one by Christian Orsenigo, also editor of the journal and of the series with Patrizia Piacentini and Laura Marucchi. The volume is dedicated to the much debated tomb of Maiherperi ( kv 36), discovered in 1899 in the Valley of the Kings by the

Chaniotis, A., Corsten, T., Stroud, R.S. and Tybout, R.A.

-3 (Coptic), and as a saint hermit in 302 (SEG 44 1501) LL. 3/4 (ἅγιε απα ᾿Αμ|μώνης ἀναχωριτής; 6th cent. A.D.); cf. also 522 L. 2 (ἅγιος απα ᾿Αμμώνι[ος]). Graffiti in the Valley of the ‘Pilgrims from Spain’ (Graffiti de la montagne thébaine no. 2901; Coptic) and in the Valley of the Kings Kings (A