Archaeology and Ancient Egypt
English edition  
256 pp.
80 illus. incl. 37 in color 
16.5X25 cm
ISBN 9789774249075
For sale only in the Middle East


Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs

A Practical Guide Janice Kamrin
Illustrations by Gustavo Camps

A new and fun guide to pharaonic writing

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 facinating 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.
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Janice Kamrin holds a Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Pennsylvania, and she has taught, written, and lectured widely on the subject of ancient Egypt.

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“Professor Kamrin’s book, focuses on common signs, words, names, and phrases – the ones readers are most likely to encounter as they tour a museum or an Egyptian site.”—Ashraf M. Sadek, Egyptian Mail, Sept. 05//endoftext//endoftext

“This definitive educational tool provides a systematic, step-by-step approach to learning ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.”—Community Times, Sept. 05//endoftext//endoftext

“An invaluable resource for learning the essentials of the Egyptian hieroglyphic script”—Community Times, Sept. 05

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