Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Ancient Egyptian as a Real Language

Dr. James P. Allen

Prof. James P. Allen's is  the Wilbour professor of Egyptology at Brown University. His research interests include ancient Egyptian grammar and literature, religion, and history. He has written extensively on these subjects, including Genesis in Egypt: the Philosophy of Ancient Egyptian Creation Accounts (Yale, 1988), Middle Egyptian: an Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs (Cambridge, 2000; 2010, 2014),The Heqanakht Papyri (MMA, 2002), The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts (Society of Biblical Literature, 2005), The Debate between a Man and His Soul (Brill, 2011), The Ancient Egyptian Language, an Historical Study (Cambridge, 2013), and Middle Egyptian Literature: Eight Literary Works (2014). He is currently working on publication of material from the Metropolitan Museum's excavations at Dahshur, a comprehensive grammar of the ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts, and a study of ancient Egyptian religion and thought.

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