The Tale of the Shipwrecked Sailor Study Guide


A study guide for “The Tale of the Shipwrecked Sailor”. It is the only complete surviving story discovered from Ancient Egypt. A story discovered on Papyrus known as Papyrus No 1115 now located at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. This study guide includes the original Hieratic; the Hieroglyphs; Transliteration; 2 translations of each of the 250 sentences for comparison; Grammatical Notations; Word by word vocabulary and the original line numbers. Included are sections describing the Biliterals with examples and Triliterals with examples.The description which follows is from the 1896 volume number XIII of “The Library of the World’s Best Literature”. “One of the most complete documents existing on papyrus is the ‘Story of the Shipwrecked Sailor.’ The tale itself seems to date from a very early period, when imagination could still have full play in Upper Nubia. In it a sailor is apparently presenting a petition to some great man, in hopes of royal favor as the hero of the marvels which he proceeds to recount. The Papyrus, which apparently is of the age of the Xlth Dynasty, is preserved at St. Petersburg, but is still unpublished. It has been translated by Professors Golenisheff and Maspero.” Not only can you read the wonderful story but you can also learn Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Hieratic Script, Transliteration, Gardiners Catalog Categories, Vocabulary and Grammatical Notations.