How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs

By Mark Collier, Bill Manley, Richard Parkinson (illustrator)

Book cover of How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs: A Step-by-Step Guide to Teach Yourself

Book description

Hieroglyphs are pictures used as signs in writing. When standing before an ancient tablet in a museum or visiting an Egyptian monument, we marvel at this unique writing and puzzle over its meaning. Now, with the help of Egyptologists Mark Collier and Bill Manley, museum-goers, tourists, and armchair travelers alike…

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1 author picked How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This is the best up-to-date book for beginners learning to read ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. Egyptian hieroglyphs are the most beautiful written language. They are not an alphabet. It is a complex system. The authors have it organized in sections that make it easier to understand the basics, and to read actual ancient texts on Egyptian artifacts. 

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