Egyptian Hieroglyphs for Complete Beginners (Paperback)

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An original and accessible approach to learning hieroglyphs, written by an experienced teacher and author.


This is the first guide to reading hieroglyphs that begins with Egyptian monuments themselves. Assuming no knowledge on the part of the reader, it shows how to interpret the information on the inscriptions in a step-by-step journey through the script and language of ancient Egypt.


We enter the world of the ancient Egyptians and explore their views on life and death, Egypt and the outside world, humanity and the divine. The book draws on texts found on some thirty artifacts ranging from coffins to stelae to obelisks found in museums in Egypt, America, and Europe, and selected across two thousand years. The texts are then explained clearly, and are supported by full translations, photographs, and line drawings.



About the Author


Bill Manley is an Egyptologist, university lecturer, museum curator and best-selling author. He teaches Egyptology and Coptic at the University of Glasgow, and is Co-Director of Egiptología Complutense, Honorary President of Egyptology Scotland and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool. He was formerly Senior Curator for Ancient Egypt at National Museums Scotland, and continues to work with archaeological projects in Egypt. His specialist output includes books, catalogues, articles, and exhibitions covering such diverse subjects as ancient texts, the history of Egyptology, gold jewelry, the archaeology of Palestine, and the world’s earliest philosophy.

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A welcome addition to introductory books on hieroglyphs…

An original and accessible approach to learning hieroglyphs, written by an experienced teacher and author.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780500290286
ISBN-10: 0500290288
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: May 1st, 2012
Pages: 160
Language: English