Egyptian Hieroglyphs for Complete Beginners characters º 104

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This is the first guide to reading hieroglyphs that begins with Egyptian monuments themselves Assuming no knowledge on the part of the reader it shows how to interpret the information on the inscriptions in a step by step journey thro. This book is really neat It teaches about Egyptian culture religion and general beliefs while the reader learns the basics of reading hieroglyphs found on monuments in tombs etc It helps the reader remove the popular misconceptions about Egyptian language and culture as well as about language in general and often makes good comparisons between features in English and those in Egyptian The typesetting is very easy to read and original pictures as well as sketches are used to teach hieroglyphs The emphasis is on teaching the reader to read these monuments so words and formulas common to these are taught There is little in the way of grammar but it isn't usually needed for the casual museum attenderI really enjoyed the discussion of the Egyptian origin story as well as the explanations of Egyptian cultural keywords maat ka baSome things I thought were neatThe idea that civilization was primitive and therefore used pictures to write is mis informed Hieratic was used for normal writing and the history is just as long as that for hieroglyphs Hieroglyphs had sacred and artistic value and so are found on monuments art jewelry etcThe concept of maat means order and civilization and contrasted with the state of chaos in the uncivilized lands outside of Egypt One of the pharaoh's roles was to turn chaos into maatThe Egyptian gods are innumerable because they were used as a language of divinity New gods would be devised old ones combined or altered foreign ones adopted etc to get the right point across

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Egyptian Hieroglyphs for Complete BeginnersTs ranging from coffins to stelae to obelisks found in museums in Egypt America and Europe and selected across two thousand years The texts are then explained clearly and are supported by full translations photographs and line drawing. good

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Egyptian Hieroglyphs for Complete Beginners characters º 104 Õ This is the first guide to reading hieroglyphs that begins with Egyptian monuments themselves Assuming no knowledge on the part of the reader it shows how to interpret the information on the inscriptions in a step by step journey through the script and languaUgh the script and language of ancient EgyptWe enter the world of the ancient Egyptians and explore their views on life and death Egypt and the outside world humanity and the divine The book draws on texts found on some thirty artifac. So confused lol The language is tricksy But I loved learning the intricacies of it all