How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs
$9.95

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.

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press; Revised edition (May 5, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520239490
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520239494
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds