How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs

How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs : A Step-by-Step Guide to Teach Yourself

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Mark Collier and Bill Manley's novel and straightforward approach is informed by years of experience teaching Egyptian hieroglyphs to non-specialists. They use clear and attractive drawings of actual inscriptions displayed in the British Museum and concentrate on the kinds of monuments readers might encounter in other museum collections - especially funerary inscriptions, coffins, and tomb scenes. Each chapter introduces a new aspect of hieroglyphic script or Middle Egyptian grammar and provides practical exercises to improve reading skills.

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  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 157.48 x 238.76 x 17.78mm | 521.63g
  • University of California Press
  • BerkerleyUnited States
  • 200ill.
  • 0520215974
  • 9780520215979

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"Whether you're a budding Indiana Jones or just curious, translating ancient tomb inscriptions is now possible with "How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs, by Mark Collier and Bill Manley. They reveal the bizarre idiosyncrasies of hieroglyph construction, syntax and grammar."--"American Scientist

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About Mark Collier

Mark Collier is a lecturer in Egyptology at the University of Liverpool. Bill Manley teaches Egyptology at the University of Glasgow. Richard Parkinson is a curator in the Department of Egyptian Antiquities at the British Museum.

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