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Hieroglyphs are pictures used as signs in writing. When standing before an ancient tablet in a museum or visiting an Egyptian monument, we marvel at this unique writing and puzzle over its meaning. Now, with the help of Egyptologists Mark Collier and Bill Manley, museum-goers, tourists, and armchair travelers alike can gain a basic knowledge of the language and culture of ancient Egypt.

Collier and Manley's novel approach is informed by years of experience teaching Egyptian hieroglyphs to non-specialists. Using attractive drawings of actual inscriptions displayed in the British Museum, they concentrate on the kind of hieroglyphs readers might encounter in other collections, especially funerary writings and tomb scenes. Each chapter introduces a new aspect of hieroglyphic script or Middle Egyptian grammar and encourages acquisition of reading skills with practical exercises.

The texts offer insights into the daily experiences of their ancient authors and touch on topics ranging from pharaonic administration to family life to the Egyptian way of death. With this book as a guide, one can enjoy a whole new experience in understanding Egyptian art and artifacts around the world.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [174]-176) and index.

Synopsis:

With the help of Egyptologists Collier and Manley, museum-goers, tourists, and armchair travelers alike can gain a basic knowledge of the language and culture of ancient Egypt. Each chapter introduces a new aspect of hieroglyphic script and encourages acquisition of reading skills with practical exercises. 200 illustrations.

About the Author

Mark Collier is Lecturer in Egyptology at the University of Liverpool. Bill Manley teaches Egyptology at the University of Glasgow. Richard Parkinson is Curator in the Department of Egyptian Antiquities at the British Museum.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Revised Edition

1. Hieroglyphs

2. More Uses of Hieroglyphs

3. Special Writings

4. Scenes and Captions

5. Description

6. Further Aspects of Description

7. Characterisation

8. The Future

Hieroglyphic Sign-Lists for the Exercises

Reference Tables

Egyptian-English Vocabulary

Key to the Exercises

Bibliography and Further Reading

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520239494
Author:
Parkinson, Richard
Publisher:
University of California Press
Illustrator:
Parkinson, Richard
Author:
Parkinson, Richard
Author:
Manley, Bill
Location:
Berkeley
Subject:
General
Subject:
English
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
African Languages
Subject:
Egyptian language
Subject:
Ancient Languages - General
Subject:
Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic.
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Archaeology-General
Subject:
Ancient & Classical
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
First Edition, Revised Edition
Series Volume:
No. MT-16.
Publication Date:
20030731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 b/w illustrations
Pages:
191
Dimensions:
9.75 x 6.5 x 0.75 in 20 oz

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