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Understanding Hieroglyphs

Extent: 224 pages

Size: 234x153mm

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Price: £16.99

ISBN: 9781789291070

Categories: Science - History - Philosophy

About the Book

For more than 1500 years the hieroglyphs of ancient Egypt defied interpretation but were thought to conceal ancient wisdom and religious secrets. When at last they were deciphered, the hieroglyphs provided a surprisingly vivid picture of all areas of life, from religious myth and ritual to the everyday concerns of ordinary people.

In Understanding Hieroglyphs, Hilary Wilson provides translations of hundreds of the most commonly used hieroglyphs, with examples from monuments, documents and museum exhibits. At the same time, she explains the significance of the terms used, so that the reader gains a fuller understanding of what the original scribe was trying to convey.

Fully illustrated throughout with line drawings, tables and maps, this extraordinary book will enthral anyone who wants to have the satisfaction of actually being able to read some of the hieroglyphs that adorn the hundreds of Egyptian monuments and artefacts in Egypt and beyond – unlocking the secrets of this ancient civilization.

Publication Date: 25/07/2019

Price: £5.99

ISBN: 9781789291087

Categories: Science - History - Philosophy

About the Book

For more than 1500 years the hieroglyphs of ancient Egypt defied interpretation but were thought to conceal ancient wisdom and religious secrets. When at last they were deciphered, the hieroglyphs provided a surprisingly vivid picture of all areas of life, from religious myth and ritual to the everyday concerns of ordinary people.

In Understanding Hieroglyphs, Hilary Wilson provides translations of hundreds of the most commonly used hieroglyphs, with examples from monuments, documents and museum exhibits. At the same time, she explains the significance of the terms used, so that the reader gains a fuller understanding of what the original scribe was trying to convey.

Fully illustrated throughout with line drawings, tables and maps, this extraordinary book will enthral anyone who wants to have the satisfaction of actually being able to read some of the hieroglyphs that adorn the hundreds of Egyptian monuments and artefacts in Egypt and beyond – unlocking the secrets of this ancient civilization.

About the Author

Hilary Wilson has been interested in Egyptology since childhood. She trained as a mathematics teacher at the University of Leicester, while at the same time taking courses in archaeology and medieval history. She has run courses in Egyptology at the University of Southampton and has written several books on the subject, including Egyptian Food and Drink, People of the Pharaohs and Egyptian Woman. She is a staff contributor to Ancient Egypt magazine.

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