COMING SOON – Sukita: Eternity – Limited Edition –  More Information

ABC of Egyptian Hieroglyphs

ABC of Egyptian Hieroglyphs

By (author) Jaromir Malek

£3.95

Log in to add this to your wishlist.
  • Explains some of the rules of the hieroglyphic script and Egyptian language using illustrated examples from the Ashmolean's Egyptian collection
  • Illustrated with specialist archaeological drawings
Full Description
Hieroglyphic script was used by the inhabitants of Egypt from its introduction in about 3000 BC until its last recorded instance in AD 394. Although hieroglyphs are pictures of people, animals, birds and various objects, they are not mere picture writing. In order to be able to read and understand a text written in Egyptian hieroglyphs, it is necessary to know how each sign was read (pronounced), and to know the language, Egyptian. This publication explains some of the rules of the hieroglyphic script and Egyptian language using illustrated examples from the Ashmolean's Egyptian collection. You can take it to the Museum and read it in front of the monuments described, but it is just as easy to use at home.
About the Author
Jaromir Malek is editor of Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings and Keeper of the Archive at the Griffith Institute, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
Specifications
Publisher
Ashmolean Museum
ISBN
9781854442475
Published
2nd Nov 2010
Binding
Paperback / softback
Territory
World excluding Australasia
Size
200 mm x 210 mm
Pages
48 Pages
Illustrations
50 b&w
Recently Viewed

Please log-in or create an account to see your recent items.