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

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


By (author) Mark Collier, By (author) Bill Manley, Illustrated by Richard Parkinson

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  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Format: Hardback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 157mm x 239mm x 18mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 1 August 1998
  • Publication City/Country: Berkerley
  • ISBN 10: 0520215974
  • ISBN 13: 9780520215979
  • Illustrations note: 200ill.

Product description

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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Author information

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.

Review quote

"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