Hieroglyphs Without Mystery

Hieroglyphs Without Mystery An Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Writing ROTH, Ann MacY ; Zauzich, Karl-Theodor

Marveling over the tomb treasures of Ramses II and Tutankhamen that have toured U.S. and European museums in recent years, visitors inevitably wonder what the mysterious hieroglyphs that cover their surfaces mean. Indeed, everyone who is fascinated by ancient Egypt sooner or later wishes for a Rosetta stone to unlock the secrets of hieroglyphic writing. Hieroglyphs without Mystery provides the needed key. Written for ordinary people with no special language skills, the book quickly demonstrates that hieroglyphic writing can be read, once a few simple principles are understood. Zauzich explains the basic rules of the writing system and the grammar and then applies them to thirteen actual inscriptions taken from objects in European and Egyptian museums. By following his explanations and learning the most commonly used glyphs, readers can begin to decode hieroglyphs themselves and increase their enjoyment of both museum objects and ancient Egyptian sites. Even for the armchair traveler, learning about hieroglyphs opens a sealed door into ancient Egyptian culture. In examining these inscriptions, readers will gain a better understanding of Egyptian art, politics, and religion, as well as language.
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Specificaties

Isbn
9780292798045
Uitgever
University of Texas Press
Druk
1e
Verschenen
01-01-1992
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
136 pp.
Bindwijze
Paperback
Genre
Taalwetenschap
Vertaler
Ann Macy Roth

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