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Author Collier, Mark.

Title How to read Egyptian hieroglyphs : a step-by-step guide to teach yourself / Mark Collier and Bill Manley ; new illustrations by Richard Parkinson.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, [2003]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library International Languages    Eg 493.1 COL 2003    DUE 10-06-21
Edition Rev. ed.
Description ix, 179 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [174]-176) and index.
Summary With the help of Egyptologists Collier and Manley, museum-goers, tourists, and armchair travelers alike can gain a basic knowledge of the language and culture of ancient Egypt. Their approach is informed by years of experience teaching Egyptian hieroglyphs to non-specialists. Using 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.--From publisher description.
Language English and Hieroglyphics (Egyptian).
Subject Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic.
Egyptian language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers -- English.
Egyptian language -- Self-instruction.
Added Author Manley, Bill.
Added Title Egyptian hieroglyphs
ISBN 0520239490

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