In the field of Egyptology , transliteration is the process of converting (or mapping) texts written in the Egyptian language to alphabetic symbols representing uniliteral hieroglyphs or their hieratic and Demotic counterparts. This process facilitates the publication of texts where the inclusion of photographs or drawings of an actual Egyptian document is impractical. It should be emphasised that transliteration is not the same as transcription . Transcription seeks to reproduce the pronunciation of a text. For example, the name of the founder of the Twenty-second dynasty is transliterated as ššnq but transcribed Shoshenq in English, Chéchanq in French, Sjesjonk in Dutch, and Scheschonq in German. Due to the exact details regarding the phonetics of ancient Egyptian not being completely known, most transcriptions depend on Coptic for reconstruction or are theoretical in nature.
The Relationship Between T he Great Pyramid and T he Book of the Dead It has been proposed that the Great Pyramid of Giza is the Egyptian “ Book of the Dead ” symbolized in stone. Marsham Adams first proposed this in 1895.
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Coordinates : The Abu Simbel temples are two massive rock temples in Abu Simbel ( أبو سمبل in Arabic) in Nubia , southern Egypt . They are situated on the western bank of Lake Nasser , about 230 km southwest of Aswan (about 300 km by road). The complex is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Nubian Monuments," [ 1 ] which run from Abu Simbel downriver to Philae (near Aswan). The twin temples were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BCE, as a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari , to commemorate his alleged victory at the Battle of Kadesh , and to intimidate his Nubian neighbors. However, the complex was relocated in its entirety in 1968, on an artificial hill made from a domed structure, high above the Aswan High Dam reservoir.