Hieroglyph Detective: How to Decode the Sacred Language of the Ancient Egyptians

Hieroglyph Detective: How to Decode the Sacred Language of the Ancient Egyptians


By (author) Professor Nigel Strudwick

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  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (CA)
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 168mm x 20mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 10 March 2010
  • Publication City/Country: San Francisco
  • ISBN 10: 0811869857
  • ISBN 13: 9780811869850
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations, black & white tables
  • Sales rank: 1,155,440

Product description

Egyptian hieroglyphs have long fascinated people the world over, though traditionally only specially trained scholars have been able to unlock their esoteric secrets. In Hieroglyph Detective, renowned Egyptologist Nigel Strudwick offers a historical background for the symbols as he takes the reader on a visual tour of museums around the world and provides step-by-step instructions on how to decipher inscriptions from ancient Egyptian tombs and temples. This hands-on field guide contains everything one needs to uncover age-old mysteries like a true detective!

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Author information

Nigel Strudwick has studied ancient Egypt for more than 30 years. He is currently a curator at the British Museum, and has coauthored several books, including Masterpieces of Ancient Egypt and Encyclopaedia of Ancient Egyptian Literature. He lives in England."