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Short Description for Egyptian Hieroglyphs for Complete Beginners An original and accessible approach to learning hieroglyphs, written by an experienced teacher and author.
- Published: 01 May 2012
- Format: Paperback 160 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780500290286 ISBN 10: 0500290288
- Sales rank: 256,614
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Full description for Egyptian Hieroglyphs for Complete Beginners
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.