Communication, Transportation, and Exploration

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2615-332: Chapter Four: Communication, Transportation, and Exploration

by STEVE VINSON

CONTENTS

CHRONOLOGY 64

OVERVIEW 67

TOPICS IN COMMUNICATION, TRANSPORTATION, AND EXPLORATION

Contact: Aegean 70

Contact: Mesopotamia 72

The King of Babylonia Learns a Little Geography (Amarna Letter 7) 74

Contact: Syria-Palestine 74

Coptic 75

Dialects of Egyptian 76

The Dialects of Coptic 76

Foreign Languages in Egypt 77

Egyptian Words in English 78

Interpreters and Ambassadors 79

Literacy 80

The Royal Reed: Papyrus 82

Pilgrimages 82

Mardi Gras on the Nile 83

Punt: Roads and Routes 83

Ship Construction 84

Herodotus Describes the Construction of an Egyptian Boat 84

Theban Desert: Road Survey 86

Wheeled Vehicles 87

Women in Transportation 88

Writing 88

“Flaiming” Egyptian Style 89

Deciphering Hieroglyphics 90

SIGNIFICANT PEOPLE

Dhutmose 91

Henenu 91

Sahure 92

DOCUMENTARY SOURCES 93

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