Have you ever wished that you could read the beautiful hieroglyphic script of ancient Egypt for yourself? Now you can, with the help of this practical step-by-step guide. It is suitable for complete beginners, or for anyone who would like to improve their knowledge of the language and culture of ancient Egypt.
Mark Collier and Bill Manley have many years' experience of teaching non-specialists at courses around the UK, so their approach is tried and tested. From the very beginning you will be introduced to genuine texts from ancient monuments. Step by step, each chapter introduces a new aspect of the hieroglyphic script or the ancient Egyptian language, and encourages you
to develop your growing reading skills with practical exercises.
The authors concentrate on a fascinating and rewarding group of monuments - funerary inscriptions, coffins and tomb scenes. The texts and supporting notes offer a first-hand insight into topics such as the pharaonic administration, family life in ancient Egypt, and the Egyptian way of death. With this book as your guide, you will be able to read with confidence the monuments reproduced in this book, and Egyptian monuments on display around the world.
About the authors
Dr Mark Collier is Lecturer in Egyptology at the University of Liverpool and a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.
Dr Bill Manley is Tutor in Egyptology at the University of Glasgow, Research Associate of the National Museums of Scotland, and Honorary Research Fellow of the University of Liverpool.
Dr Richard Parkinson, the illustrator, is an Assistant Keeper in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan at The British Museum.
2nd revised and corrected edition 2003, Hb, 179pp, packed with illustrations, 16.5 x 24 cm