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    How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs: A Step-by-step Guide to Teach Yourself (Hardback) By (author) Mark Collier, By (author) Bill Manley, Illustrated by Richard Parkinson

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    DescriptionA practical teach-yourself course on ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs for the general reader. In this text, the grammar of ancient Egypt is introduced using the inscriptions found on monuments, with an emphasis on learning to read and translate accurately. A series of 43 exercises accompanies an easy to follow ten-step guide and is supported by a reference section of sign-lists and a short dictionary at the end of the text. Background notes on general topics including gods, royal dynasties and principal sites aim to help the reader to understand the historical concept.


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    Title
    How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs
    Subtitle
    A Step-by-step Guide to Teach Yourself
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Collier, By (author) Bill Manley, Illustrated by Richard Parkinson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 550 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780714119106
    ISBN 10: 0714119105
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25610
    BIC E4L: LAN
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HBE
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.5
    BIC subject category V2: CFL
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1HBE
    DC21: 493.1
    BISAC V2.8: FOR001000
    Illustrations note
    32 b&w illustrations
    Publisher
    BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS
    Imprint name
    BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS
    Publication date
    30 March 1998
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review text
    If you have ever stood before an ancient Egyptian monument and wondered what the hieroglyphs could possibly mean, then this is the book for you. Aimed at those with no previous knowledge of the language of the Pharaohs, it is a clear, practical and enthusiastic guide, complete with exercises and a vocabulary list. By the end of it, you will be able to offer sacrifices to Osiris in phrases the god might have understood, and know how to complain in Egyptian if your goose has been overcooked. Published by the British Museum Press, this is worthy of the institution which holds the Rosetta Stone. (Kirkus UK)