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Sacred Signs - Hieroglyphs in Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction By Penelope Wilson

Sacred Signs - Hieroglyphs in Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction
by Penelope Wilson

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Hieroglyphs were far more than a language. In this study, Penelope Wilson explores the cultural significance of the script with an emphasis on previously neglected areas such as cryptography, the continuing decipherment post-Champollion, and the powerful fascination hieroglyphs still hold for us today.
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Sacred Signs - Hieroglyphs in Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction by Penelope Wilson

heiroglyphs were far more than a language. They were an omnipresent and all powerful force in communicating the messages of ancient Egyptian culture for over three thousand years; used as monumental art, as a means of identifying Egyptianess, and for rarified communication with the gods. In this exciting new study, Penelope Wilson explores the cultural significance of the script with an emphasis on previously neglected areas such as cryptography, the continuing decipherment post-Champollion, and the powerful fascination hieroglyphs still hold for us today.

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About Penelope Wilson



Penelope Wilson is Lecturer in Egyptology at the University of Durham, and Field Director for the Egyptian Exploration Society Mission to Sais in Egypt. She worked as Assistant Keeper in the Department of Antiquities in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, for seven years.

Table of Contents


1. The origins of writing in Egypt; 2. Hieroglyphic script and the Egyptian language; 3. Hieroglyphs and art; 4. 'I Know You, I Know Your Names'; 5. Scribes and everyday writing; 6. The decipherment of Egyptian; 7. Hieroglyphs in the modern world; Notes; Chronology; Further Reading; Index

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GOR001135097
Sacred Signs - Hieroglyphs in Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction by Penelope Wilson
Penelope Wilson
Very Short Introductions
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press
2003-06-26
144
0192802992
9780192802996
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