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    DescriptionThis authoritative text aims to reveal the truth behind the mystery of the hieroglyphs and the ancient civilization that created them. Egyptologist Aidan Dodson traces the origins and development of hieroglyphic writing, and explores the varied theories that scholars have expounded in their attempts to explain this curious pictorial script. From the earliest known marks on pottery to contemporary examples, the reader is taken on a journey that brings to life the ancient Egyptian world of kings and queens, religious and cultural ceremony, and domestic and political life. Information on how to read hieroglyphs is also included. Illustrated with photographs of ancient sites and texts, as well as prints and engravings of the signs and inscriptions, this book offers insights into the lives and language of the ancient Egyptians.


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    Title
    The Hieroglyphs of Ancient Egypt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Aidan Dodson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 194 mm
    Height: 262 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 599 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781843304012
    ISBN 10: 1843304015
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA, HBJF1
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.5
    BIC subject category V2: CFL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2CXG
    DC21: 493.1
    DC22: 493/.111
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FOR001000
    LC classification: PJ1097 .D63 2003
    Thema V1.0: NHC, NHG, CFL
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAE
    Thema language qualifier V1.0: 2CXG
    Illustrations note
    150 colour photographs, 50 b&w illustrations
    Publisher
    New Holland Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    New Holland Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    01 March 2004
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Aidan Dodson is a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Archaeology at Bristol University, where he teaches Egyptology. He has lectured in England, Scotland, Egypt, Denmark, Canada and the United States and is a contributing Editor of the Egyptological magazine, KMT. He has written over 80 articles and reviews and is the author of six books, including The Mummy in Ancient Egypt (Thames and Hudson, 1998) and After the Pyramids (Rubicon, 1999). He lives in Redland, Bristol.