Hieroglyphs: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions Series)

Hieroglyphs: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions Series)

by Penelope Wilson
     
 

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Although not a practical 'how to' book to deciphering and reading hieroglyphs, it is a good introduction to the subject and a good place to start. From the origins of the script and Egyptian language to its decipherment, Penelope Wilson discusses how hieroglyphs were used, where they appeared, the work of the scribes and artists, and how hieroglyphs are understood and…  See more details below

Overview

Although not a practical 'how to' book to deciphering and reading hieroglyphs, it is a good introduction to the subject and a good place to start. From the origins of the script and Egyptian language to its decipherment, Penelope Wilson discusses how hieroglyphs were used, where they appeared, the work of the scribes and artists, and how hieroglyphs are understood and studied today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192805027
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/01/2004
Series:
Very Short Introductions Series
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 4.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1420L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Penelope Wilson is Lecturer in Egyptology at the University of Durham and the author of Sacred Signs: Hieroglyphs in Ancient Egypt.

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