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Language Visible: Unraveling the Mystery of the Alphabet from A to Z
Language Visible: Unraveling the Mystery of the Alphabet from A to Z
by David Sacks
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Letters are tangible language. Joining together in endless combinations to actually show speech, letters convey our messages and tell our stories. While we encounter these tiny shapes hundreds of times a day, we take for granted the long, fascinating... (read more)

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Teach Yourself Hieroglyphics (Teach Yourself)
Teach Yourself Hieroglyphics (Teach Yourself)
by Sean Mccarthy
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For anyone who's ever wanted to decipher ancient inscriptions, Teach Yourself Hieroglyphics is the ultimate resource. This lively and informative guide uncovers the mysteries of Egyptian and Mayan hieroglyphics, revealing how these ancient languages work... (read more)

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Egyptian Hieroglyphs
Egyptian Hieroglyphs
by Joseph Scott
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This book is a valuable introduction to students of Egyptian hieroglyphs, an ancient language with as much logic, grammatical structure, and literary excellence as any modern one. It offers an interesting description of how hieroglyphs were written... (read more)

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Egyptian Hieroglyphics: How to Read and Write Them
Egyptian Hieroglyphics: How to Read and Write Them
by Stephane Rossini
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Clear, easy-to-follow text tells absolute beginners how to transcribe hieroglyphs by presenting and explaining 134 phonetic elements. Included are an explanatory introduction, section on word analysis, newly enlarged pronunciation guide, tables of... (read more)

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How Writing Came About
How Writing Came About
by D Schmandt Besserat
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How Writing Came About draws material from both volumes to present Schmandt-Besserat's theory for a wide public and classroom audience. Based on the analysis and interpretation of a selection of 8,000 tokens or counters from 116 sites in Iran, Iraq, the... (read more)

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How To Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs a Step
How To Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs a Step
by Mark Collier
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A practical teach-yourself course on ancient Egyptian hieroglyph for the general reader. In this text, the grammar of ancient Egypt is introduced using the inscriptions found on monuments, with an emphasis on learning to read and translate accurately.... (read more)

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Hieroglyphics
Hieroglyphics
by Maria C. Betro
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Over 1,000 two-color line drawings, 160 black-and-white... (read more)

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Aramaic Ritual Texts from Persepolis
Aramaic Ritual Texts from Persepolis
by Raymond A Bowman
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We now have Raymond Bowman's long awaited edition of the Aramaic texts from Persepolis, unearthed during the expedition by the University of Chicago under Erich F. Schmidt between 1936 and 1938. Bowman has assembled important data on the chronology of... (read more)

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Linear B & Related Scripts Reading the P
Linear B & Related Scripts Reading the P
by John Chadwick
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In 1952, Minoan Linear B was deciphered and shown to conceal an early form of the Greek language. This book tells the story of how Linear B was discovered, deciphered, and interpreted.... (read more)

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The Rosetta Stone
The Rosetta Stone
by Robert Sole
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In July 1799, a French officer serving in Napoleon's Egyptian expedition unearthed a granite block bearing text in three different scripts — Greek, demotic Egyptian, and hieroglyphics. Following the discovery, a remarkable competition ensued for... (read more)

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Etruscan
Etruscan
by Larissa Bonfante
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Before the rise of Rome, the Etruscans dominated central Italy commercially and culturally. Significantly, it was the Etruscans who passed the alphabet on to the Romans. But in the first century B.C., when they had become Roman citizens and begun to... (read more)

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Before Writing Volume 1 From Counting To Cun
Before Writing Volume 1 From Counting To Cun
by D Schmandt Besserat
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Praise for Before Writing: ., ."possibly the single most important contribution published in recent years concerned with the antecedents to writing." -- Libraries and Culture "Schmandt-Besserat's discovery and its ramifications . . . are crucial to... (read more)

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Illustrated Hieroglyphics Handbook
Illustrated Hieroglyphics Handbook
by Ruth Antel Schumann
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Linear B and Related Scripts
Linear B and Related Scripts
by John Chadwick
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South Florida Studies in the History of Judaism #30: Akkadian Grammar
South Florida Studies in the History of Judaism #30: Akkadian Grammar
by Arthur Ungnad
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Egyptian Hieroglyphs Reading the Past
Egyptian Hieroglyphs Reading the Past
by W V Davies
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Think Like an Egyptian: 100 Hieroglyphs
Think Like an Egyptian: 100 Hieroglyphs
by Barry Kemp
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The story of writing
The story of writing
by Andrew Robinson
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 218-219) and index.... (read more)

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Discovery at Rosetta: The Ancient Stone That Unlocked the Mysteries of Ancient Egypt
Discovery at Rosetta: The Ancient Stone That Unlocked the Mysteries of Ancient Egypt
by Jonathan Downs
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The gripping tale of the discovery of the Rosetta Stone, the artifact that opened up ancient Egypt and triggered a struggle for cultural supremacy. One fateful day in 1799, a unit of French army engineers made a discovery that opened the floodgates of... (read more)

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Stone That Spoke & Other Clues To The
Stone That Spoke & Other Clues To The
by Steven Frimmer
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