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    DescriptionThe Egyptian hieroglyphic script is one of the most beautiful, fascinating, and expressive writing systems ever invented. In Ancient Egypt, only an elite few could read and write hieroglyphs, but now you too can recognize and write a selection of names, titles, descriptions, sayings, greetings--even insults! For the ancient Egyptians, nothing could exist without a name - names held the spark of life. In this colorful illustrated guide, Angela McDonald explains how the Egyptians composed names for the elements of their world and along the way opens a fascinating window on their ancient culture - their gods, enemies, animals, and more. With practical guides and a lively, informative text, she shows how to create many charming and useful phrases in hieroglyphs for yourself, your friends, your pets - even your house. There are step-by-step tips on how to draw some of the trickier signs and a collection of genuine Egyptian phrases - greetings, laments, and insults - for use in your own compositions. In the words of one Egyptian papyrus, "By day write with your fingers, recite by night. Befriend the scroll and the palette - it's more fulfilling than wine!" (Copub: British Museum Press).

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    Write Your Own Egyptian Hieroglyphs
    Names, Greetings, Insults, Sayings
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Angela McDonald
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 259 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    ISBN 13: 9780520252356
    ISBN 10: 0520252357

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    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    17 April 2007
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    Author Information
    Angela McDonald lectures in Egyptology at Glasgow University.
    Table of contents
    1. The importance of names in Ancient Egypt 2. People and their names: how Egyptian names are written and what they mean 3. Gods' names and epithets 4. The animal world: how animal names express the nature of the creature 5. Secret names and names for posterity 6. List of useful Egyptian words and phrases