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Book of the Dead of Ani, Egypt c. 15th C BCE
(Faulkner, Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead 2005)
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This is the web site of Tom Webster, PhD. Follow the Navigation links at the left to find information and resources to help you read, understand, and enjoy World Literature and the History of English.

I hope you find this site helpful as you study the written remains of cultures around the world from the invention of writing more than 5,000 years ago to the present. You will also find maps and images relating to the prehistory of world civilizations and languages, including the peoples who migrated to the northwest of Europe and Scandinavia, some of whom later invaded to the British Isles and gradually developed the language they called Englisc.