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Lectures on the origin and growth of religion as illustrated by the religion of the ancient Babylonians by A. H Sayce Book 52 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide.

The ancient empires of the East by A. H Sayce Book 49 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide. The struggle of the nations : Egypt, Syria and Assyria by G Maspero Book 29 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide. The "higher criticism" and the verdict of the monuments by A. H Sayce Book 63 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide.

History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria by G Maspero Book 55 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide This is the third volume of a heavily-illustrated work on the architecture,? A history of classical Greek literature by J.

P Mahaffy Book 33 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide. Patriarchal Palestine by A. H Sayce 29 editions published between and in 3 languages and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide A few years ago the subject-matter of the present volume might have been condensed into a few pages.

Beyond what we would gather from the Old Testament we knew but little about the history and geography of Canaan before the age of its conquest by the Israelites. Babylonians and Assyrians; life and customs by A. H Sayce Book 28 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide Color photographs of letters, numbers, coins, and common objects introduce the alphabet, coinage, and the counting system. Assyria : its princes, priests, and people by A.

H Sayce Book 36 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide. The passing of the empires, B. Monument facts and higher critical fancies by A. H Sayce Book 37 editions published between and in English and Undetermined and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide.

A H Sayce Books - Biography and List of Works - Author of 'An Elementary Grammar'

The principles of comparative philology by A. H Sayce Book 67 editions published between and in English and Undetermined and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide.


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H Sayce Book 27 editions published between and in English and French and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide. Troja : results of the latest researches and discoveries on the site of Homer's Troy and in the heroic tumuli and other sites, made in the year , and a narrative of a journey in the Troad in by Heinrich Schliemann Book 6 editions published between and in English and Undetermined and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide. The religions of ancient Egypt and Babylonia; the Gifford lectures on the ancient Egyptian and Babylonian conception of the divine delivered in Aberdeen by A.

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H Sayce Book 21 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide. He attended The Queen's College, Oxford , becoming a fellow in In Rev. Sayce linked the reliefs near Magnesia on the Maeander in western Anatolia to those of the site at Yazilikaya in the Turkish plateau , and recognised that they belonged to an unidentified pre-Greek culture. In , he deciphered one of the hieroglyphics inscribed on stones at Hamath in Syria, by deducing that the profile of a man stood for "I".

In , he deciphered another hieroglyphic which he recognised as the governing prefix that identified divinity. He had suspected for some time that Boghazkoy was the capital of the Hittites because some hieroglyphic scripts found at Aleppo and Hamath in northern Syria were matched to the script on a monument at Boghazkoy. In , in a lecture to the Society of Biblical Archaeology in London, he announced that the Hittites, far from being a small Canaanite tribe who dealt with the kings of the northern Kingdom of Israel , were the people of a "lost Hittite empire", which Egyptian texts were then bringing to light.

He and William Wright identified the ruins at Boghazkoy with Hattusa , the capital of a Hittite Empire that stretched from the Aegean Sea to the banks of the Euphrates , centuries before the age of the Old Testament patriarchs.

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Sayce concluded that the Hittite hieroglyphic system was predominantly a syllabary , that is, its symbols stood for a phonetic syllable. There were too many different signs for a system that was alphabetical and yet there were too few for it to be a set of ideographs.

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That very sign standing for the divinity had appeared on the stones of Hamath and other places, always in the form of a prefix of an indecipherable group of hieroglyphics naming the deities. This led Sayce to conclude that by finding the name of one of these deities with the help of another language endowed with similar pronunciation, one might analyse the conversion of the aforesaid name in Hittite hieroglyphics. Also, he stated that the keys to be obtained through that process might in turn be applied to other parts of a Hittite inscription where the same sign were to occur.

Sayce dreamed of finding a bilingual Rosetta Stone. In , he found a clue on a writing that spoke of an ancient silver disk discovered in Istanbul. It was a small-sized relic resembling a seal. In its centre, the figure of a warrior wearing a short robe, cape, helmet and upward-toe-capped boots a Hittite apparel, no doubt lay. The frieze around the warrior contained a cuneiform inscription in Hurrian dialect.

Sayce supposed that the cuneiform inscription on the seal and the Hittite characters contained in its inner circle expressed one only meaning. Therefore, he was facing a bilingual text. Working with a plaster impression, Sayce translated the cuneiform text of a seal "Tarritktimme, king of the country of Erme" Walters Gallery, Baltimore. By late , only seven signs had been deciphered out of the totality of signs belonging to the hieroglyphic system.

Later, after Sayce had turned his attention to Egyptology , archives were discovered at Hattusa that unlocked the language spoken there. Lectures were his favourite vehicle for publication. He published in his Hibbert lectures on Babylonian religion; [5] in his Gifford lectures on Egyptian and Babylonian religion; and in his Rhind lectures. In his seasonal winter digs in Egypt he always hired a well-furnished boat on the Nile to accommodate his travelling library, which also enabled him to offer tea to visiting Egyptologists like the young American James Henry Breasted and his wife.

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