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Think Like an Egyptian: 100 Hieroglyphsby Barry Kemp
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Gain insights into a vanished world with this unique look at powerful Egyptian hieroglyphs.
Barry Kemp presents one hundred of the Egyptian hieroglyphs, their pronunciations, their history, and meanings, revealing aspects of day-to-day life in ancient Egypt.
Kemp explains the myriad meanings behind symbols for physical objects such as“Su” and“Serpent” and concepts such as“Trut” and“to love” building a picture of the historical and mythological references that were the cornerstones of Egyptian thought.
About the Author
Barry Kemp is a reader in Egyptology at the University of Cambridge. For many years he has directed excavations and surveys at Tell el-Amarna. His previous books include Ancient Egypt: Anatomy of a Civilization.
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