How to read Egyptian hieroglyphs : a step-by-step guide to teach yourself - the exhibition catalogue from British Museum available to buy at Museum Bookstore

How to read Egyptian hieroglyphs : a step-by-step guide to teach yourself

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'Whether you're a budding Indiana Jones or just curious, translating ancient tomb inscriptions is now possible with "How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs", by Mark Collier and Bill Manley. They reveal the bizarre idiosyncrasies of hieroglyph construction, syntax and grammar' - American Scientist

A practical teach-yourself course on ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs for the general reader.

Teach yourself how to decipher ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs with this book from the British Museum. 

Readers learn the grammar of ancient Egypt through the inscriptions found on monuments. A series of 43 exercises accompanies an easy to follow ten-step guide and is supported by a reference section of sign-lists and a short dictionary at the end of the text.

Background notes on general topics including gods, royal dynasties and principal sites provide historical context.

Details
  • Author: Mark Collier
  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Date published: March 1998
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0714119106
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.6cm

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