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How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs - A Step-by-Step Guide to Teach Yourself (Hardcover, Revised edition) Loot Price: R594
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How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs - A Step-by-Step Guide to Teach Yourself (Hardcover, Revised edition)

Mark Collier, Bill Manley; Illustrated by Richard Parkinson

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Hieroglyphs are pictures used as signs in writing. When standing before an ancient tablet in a museum or visiting an Egyptian monument, we marvel at this unique writing and puzzle over its meaning. Now, with the help of Egyptologists Mark Collier and Bill Manley, museum-goers, tourists, and armchair travelers alike can gain a basic knowledge of the language and culture of ancient Egypt.
Collier and Manley's novel approach is informed by years of experience teaching Egyptian hieroglyphs to non-specialists. Using attractive drawings of actual inscriptions displayed in the British Museum, they concentrate on the kind of hieroglyphs readers might encounter in other collections, especially funerary writings and tomb scenes. Each chapter introduces a new aspect of hieroglyphic script or Middle Egyptian grammar and encourages acquisition of reading skills with practical exercises.
The texts offer insights into the daily experiences of their ancient authors and touch on topics ranging from pharaonic administration to family life to the Egyptian way of death. With this book as a guide, one can enjoy a whole new experience in understanding Egyptian art and artifacts around the world.


Imprint: University of California Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2003
First published: July 2003
Authors: Mark Collier • Bill Manley
Illustrators: Richard Parkinson
Dimensions: 248 x 165 x 16mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 179
Edition: Revised edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-520-23949-4
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > General
LSN: 0-520-23949-0
Barcode: 9780520239494

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