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    DescriptionFor beginners and Egyptologists alike, reading hieroglyphs provides fascinating insights into the land and lore of the pyramids. Decoding Egyptian Hieroglyphs is the only fully illustrated, easy-to-use guide to the meaning and mystery behind this ancient language. A history of hieroglyphs and instructions for how to read them are complemented by vocabulary lists and photographs of real inscriptions. In each chapter, skill-building exercises weave together with details of Egyptian life. Who could have imagined that the sign for the word "millions" is a lizard because Egypt was once overrun with reptiles? Hieroglyphs literally paint portraits of the ancients, depicting everyone from the pharaoh in his court to the farmer along the flooded Nile. Decoding Egyptian Hieroglyphs reveals the beauty and hidden marvels of one of the world's most intriguing cultures.


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    Title
    Decoding Egyptian Hieroglyphs
    Subtitle
    How to Read the Secret Language of the Pharaohs
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bridget McDermott, Foreword by Joann Fletcher
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 191 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 667 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780811832250
    ISBN 10: 0811832252
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HBE
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HB
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07, 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030, ART015060
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 493/.182421
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 493.111
    LC classification: PJ1097 .M33 2001
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations colour maps
    Publisher
    CHRONICLE BOOKS
    Imprint name
    CHRONICLE BOOKS
    Publication date
    31 October 2001
    Publication City/Country
    California
    Author Information
    Bridget McDermott is at work on her doctoral thesis on the ancient Egyptian military and is a media consultant on Egyptian archaeology. She lives in England. Joan Fletcher, Ph.D is director of the NILE educational organization, as well as a frequent university lecturer. She divides her time between Egypt and England.