Synopses & Reviews
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 Sun and Serpent, and concepts such as Truth 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.