The Hieroglyph Detective: Adventures in Decrypting the Sacred Language of the Ancient Egyptians by Nigel Strudwick

The Hieroglyph Detective: Adventures in Decrypting the Sacred Language of the Ancient Egyptians by Nigel Strudwick

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A field guide to hieroglyphs, enabling the reader to decipher for themselves some of the many inscriptions they will come across while pursuing their interest in Egyptian civilization. It provides essential background information, especially grammar, about the 'words of the gods'. It can help readers to develop a basic grounding in Egyptology.

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Everyone who is interested in the history and culture of Ancient Egypt will constantly encounter hieroglyphs - countless numbers of them, whether at the ancient temples and tombs along the Nile, in museum collections, or in the many illustrated books devoted to the pharaohs and their world. Now the general public can go equipped with a practical, easy-to-follow, hands-on field guide to hieroglyphs, enabling them to decipher for themselves some of the many inscriptions they will come across while pursuing their interest in Egyptian civilization. "The Hieroglyph Detective" is a complete how-to manual in three parts. Part One provides essential background information, especially grammar, about the 'words of the gods'. Part Two decodes for the reader selected inscriptions from famous sacred sites or museum objects - an easy-to-follow translation process that offers the ultimate lesson in hieroglyphic amateur detective work. Part Three is a thematically organised recognition guide and explanatory glossary for many commonly encountered signs. All three parts are interspersed with fascinating features on the life, art and culture of ancient Egypt. Full of easy-to-understand explanations that will help readers to develop a basic grounding in Egyptology, "The Hieroglyph Detective" reveals a new dimension of the land of the pharaohs.

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SKU GOR004125803
Title The Hieroglyph Detective: Adventures in Decrypting the Sacred Language of the Ancient Egyptians
Author By (author) Nigel Strudwick
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Watkins Media
Year Published 2010
Number of Pages 160
ISBN 10 1844838854
ISBN 13 9781844838851
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

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Everyone who is interested in the history and culture of Ancient Egypt will constantly encounter hieroglyphs - countless numbers of them, whether at the ancient temples and tombs along the Nile, in museum collections, or in the many illustrated books devoted to the pharaohs and their world. Now the general public can go equipped with a practical, easy-to-follow, hands-on field guide to hieroglyphs, enabling them to decipher for themselves some of the many inscriptions they will come across while pursuing their interest in Egyptian civilization. "The Hieroglyph Detective" is a complete how-to manual in three parts. Part One provides essential background information, especially grammar, about the 'words of the gods'. Part Two decodes for the reader selected inscriptions from famous sacred sites or museum objects - an easy-to-follow translation process that offers the ultimate lesson in hieroglyphic amateur detective work. Part Three is a thematically organised recognition guide and explanatory glossary for many commonly encountered signs. All three parts are interspersed with fascinating features on the life, art and culture of ancient Egypt. Full of easy-to-understand explanations that will help readers to develop a basic grounding in Egyptology, "The Hieroglyph Detective" reveals a new dimension of the land of the pharaohs.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR004125803
Title The Hieroglyph Detective: Adventures in Decrypting the Sacred Language of the Ancient Egyptians
Author By (author) Nigel Strudwick
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Watkins Media
Year Published 2010
Number of Pages 160
ISBN 10 1844838854
ISBN 13 9781844838851
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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