Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs

A Practical Guide

Janice Kamrin
Illustrations byGustavo Camps

What do the enigmatic images on ancient Egyptian artifacts mean? What royal names adorn the walls of some of the world’s oldest temples? What kind o

English edition
256 pp.
80 illus. incl. 37 in color
16.5X25cm
ISBN 9789774249075
For sale only in the Middle East

$27.95

What do the enigmatic images on ancient Egyptian artifacts mean? What royal names adorn the walls of some of the world’s oldest temples? What kind of lives did the people buried in the ancient tombs lead? The keys to unlock this fascinating civilization lie within the glyphs of its sacred language. Appearing a little before 3,000 BC, Egyptian hieroglyphs were used for thousands of years to write names, label commodities, commemorate historical events, and convey complex stories. This definitive educational tool provides a systematic, step-by-step approach to learning ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, complete with fun and increasingly challenging exercises and easy-to-reference sign and word lists. By the end of chapter one, readers will begin to decipher simple inscriptions; after completing the entire book, they will be ready to tackle tomb and temple walls. While learning to decipher the language of the ancient Egyptians, readers will also learn about their history, social structure, and funerary beliefs. An invaluable resource, this book will appeal to amateur Egyptologists, as well as those looking to enhance their museum-going and travel experiences.

Janice Kamrin

Janice Kamrin is director of the Egyptian Museum Database and Registrar Training Projects for the American Research Center in Egypt, and serves as an Egyptological consultant to Dr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of the SCA. She is the author of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs: A Practical Guide (AUC Press, 2004).
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