The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Hieroglyph Edition)

The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Hieroglyph Edition)

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Hieroglyph Edition)

The Tale of Peter Rabbit Hieroglyph Edition transcribes the complete text from the famous story of Peter Rabbit to script from Egypt around the time of the Middle Kingdom.and illustrated with all the original colour artwork by the author herself.

Despite facing particular challenges such has the fact that Egyptian script has no words for things like blackberry, gooseberry, blackcurrant and potato, the authors have managed to maintain the story line as accurately as possible. The text (above) translates the first page of the story and read 'Once upon a time, there were four little rabbits and their names were Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail and Peter...' with Peter Rabbit denoted by a semi-circle, an ellipse and rabbit image.

The book has footnotes but no translitteration into English so is best bought with the British Museum's primer on hieroglyphs.

A unique gift for aspiring Egyptologists, those learning Hieroglyphic script and anyone who just fancies a challenge!  

  • Author: Richard Parkinson and Beatrix Potter
  • Hardcover: 76 pages
  • Date published: April 2005
  • Language: Egyptian Hieroglyphs
  • Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
  • ISBN: 978-0714119694
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 10.5 cm