Egyptian Hieroglyphs for Complete Beginners (Paperback)

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Description


An original and accessible approach to learning hieroglyphs, written by an experienced teacher and author.


This is the first guide to reading hieroglyphs that begins with Egyptian monuments themselves. Assuming no knowledge on the part of the reader, it shows how to interpret the information on the inscriptions in a step-by-step journey through the script and language of ancient Egypt.


We enter the world of the ancient Egyptians and explore their views on life and death, Egypt and the outside world, humanity and the divine. The book draws on texts found on some thirty artifacts ranging from coffins to stelae to obelisks found in museums in Egypt, America, and Europe, and selected across two thousand years. The texts are then explained clearly, and are supported by full translations, photographs, and line drawings.



About the Author


Bill Manley has been working with archaeological projects in Egypt for three decades. He taught the ancient Egyptian and Coptic languages for more than thirty years at the Universities of London, Glasgow, and Liverpool, and was senior curator for ancient Egypt at National Museums Scotland. His books include Egyptian Art in the World of Art series and Egyptian Hieroglyphs for Complete Beginners.

Praise For…


A welcome addition to introductory books on hieroglyphs…
— Choice

An original and accessible approach to learning hieroglyphs, written by an experienced teacher and author.
— The Guardian


Product Details
ISBN: 9780500290286
ISBN-10: 0500290288
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: May 1st, 2012
Pages: 160
Language: English