Cryptography in Ancient Egyptian Civilization

60 LE


Author: Nagwa Mohamed Metwali


This book addresses the start and evolution of cryptography in the ancient Egyptian civilization, up to the end of the Late Period.  It includes an introduction and four main parts; the preamble, cryptography in ancient Egyptian civilization, forms of cryptography in ancient Egyptian civilization and finally, the fourth part which is dedicated to scarab cryptography.

During the New Kingdom and the Late Period, cryptography was not limited to temples; it was also seen on mobile monuments, especially scarabs for which the book dedicated Part Four for their study and analysis, and for their distinguished cryptography in which the deity Amun had precedence.  This part studies and analyzes sixty two scarabs, representing forms of scarab cryptography, and covers the basic writing methods that characterize cryptography.