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Wilson, Penelope

Overview
Works: 39 works in 129 publications in 4 languages and 2,662 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Catalogs  Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Sources  Church history 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Other
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Most widely held works about Penelope Wilson
 
Most widely held works by Penelope Wilson
Hieroglyphs : a very short introduction by Penelope Wilson( )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Czech and held by 1,666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... Penelope Wilson explores the cultural significance of hieroglyphs with an emphasis on previously neglected areas such as cryptography and the continuing decipherment of the script into modern times. She covers topics like the origins of writing in Egypt, hieroglyphic script and the Egyptian language, hieroglyphs and art, Scribes and everyday writing, and the decipherment of Egyptian Hieroglyphs in the modern world. She also examines the powerful fascination hieroglyphs still hold for us today.-publisher description
Sacred signs : hieroglyphs in ancient Egypt by Penelope Wilson( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hieroglyphs of ancient Egypt have fascinated people for over three thousand years. In this engaging new study, Penelope Wilson offers a wide ranging look at this ancient form of writing, touching on everything from basic principles of translation to its broader function in Egyptian culture. Sacred Signs illuminates the cultural significance of hieroglyphs, showing how it was used in monumental art and as the rarified language of the gods. Wilson points out that the Egyptian word for pictorial writing was "medu-netjer," which means "words of god." Hieroglyphs were an exalted mode of communication, used to speak with the gods or to guide rulers in the afterlife (for instance, hieroglyphs might describe a set of spells, rituals, and the route to the afterlife for use by the king or queen). Indeed, hieroglyphs differed from everyday writing and the average Egyptian was unable to read them-only the elite were taught the pictorial signs. Throughout the book, Wilson illuminates the writing system itself. We learn that hieroglyphs can be read either left-to-right or right-to-left and that animals, birds, people, serpents, and fish were drawn in profile, all facing the same way, so that readers would know which way to read the line. Also, individual signs derived from everyday objects in the Egyptian world, show that learning hieroglyphs is not only a linguistic exercise, but also an insightful introduction to Egyptian culture and daily life. Written by an authority on hieroglyphics, Sacred Signs is the only book available that presents up-to-date evidence in an accessible way, illuminating the function and importance of hieroglyphs within the framework of ancient Egyptian culture
A Ptolemaic lexikon : a lexicographical study of the texts in the Temple of Edfu by Penelope Wilson( Book )

13 editions published in 1997 in English and German and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The survey of Saïs (Sa el-Hagar) 1997-2002 by Penelope Wilson( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qasr Ibrim : the hinterland survey by Pamela Rose( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The West Nile Delta Regional Survey, Beheira and Kafr el-Sheikh provinces by Penelope Wilson( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying CD-ROM contains ... "images [and] photos."--Opening frames
Zawiyet Umm el-Rakham by S. R Snape( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The site of Zawiyet Umm el-Rakham, on Egypt's Mediterranean coast 300 km west of Alexandria, was one of the largest and most important of the fortresses built by Ramesses II. It was constructed in order to protect Egypt's trade links in the Eastern Mediterranean and to guard Egypt itself from the invasions of Libyan tribesmen. The site was briefly investigated by the archaeologist Labib Habachi in the 1950s and, since 1994, has been the subject of a major archaeological project under the auspices of the University of Liverpool, led by Dr. Steven Snape"--Author's website
Sais by Penelope Wilson( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of ancient Cyprus in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge by Fitzwilliam Museum( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wish bottle by Penelope Wilson( Book )

3 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sais II : the prehistoric period by Penelope Wilson( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Símbolos sagrados : cómo leer los jeroglíficos egipcios by Penelope Wilson( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lexicographical study of the Ptolemaic texts in the Temple of Edfu by Penelope Wilson( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Dad and Dave' : (stories from 'On our selection') by Peter Howard( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sais by Penelope Wilson( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prehistoric period by Penelope Wilson( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the beginning : birth of an Anglican Parish, Kalbarri by Penelope Wilson( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naming names and shifting identities in ancient Egyptian iconoclasm by Penelope Wilson( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Succeeding in science : Year 6 by Graeme Wilson( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ramesside-third intermediate period at Kom Rebwa by Penelope Wilson( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.28 (from 0.05 for Hieroglyph ... to 0.98 for Naming nam ...)

Hieroglyphs : a very short introduction
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Sacred signs : hieroglyphs in ancient EgyptThe survey of Saïs (Sa el-Hagar) 1997-2002The West Nile Delta Regional Survey, Beheira and Kafr el-Sheikh provincesZawiyet Umm el-RakhamSímbolos sagrados : cómo leer los jeroglíficos egipcios
Alternative Names
Wilson, P.

Wilson, Penelope

ウィルソン, ペネロペ

Languages
English (105)

Spanish (3)

German (1)

Czech (1)