Egyptian Hieroglyphs for Complete Beginners

ISBN-10: 0500290288

ISBN-13: 9780500290286

Edition: N/A

Authors: Bill Manley

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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 through the script and language of ancient Egypt.We 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 artifacts 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 drawings.
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 5/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.408

Preface
Inscriptions
Stela of Mereri (c. 2200 BC)
Sound Signs
Direction of Writing
Vowels and Pronunciation
Determinatives
How Do We Know How to Read Hieroglyphs?
Signs Writing 2 or 3 Sounds
Sound Complements
Unexpected Writings
What is Transliteration?
Another Stela of Mereri (c. 2200 BC)
The Offering Formula
'a' and' the'
Even More Unexpected Writings
Ideograms?
What is Middle Egyptian?
Stela of Minuser(c. 2200 BC)
Word Order
Funerary Stamp of Mermose (c. 1350 BC)
Inner Coffin of Khnumhotep, son of Nebtu (c. 1800 BC)
More About the Offering Formula
k3 and Identity
Stela of Dedu and Satsobk (c. 1900 BC)
Feminine Words
Why Food Offerings?
Stela of Ty(c. 2200 BC)
Stela of Intef and Nesumontju (c. 1700 BC?)
Titles of Osiris
Stela of Shenwy and Hedjret (c. 1900 BC)
The Dedication Formula
The Family
Coffin of Khnumhotep, Son of Henib (c. 1850 BC)
Kings'Names
Kings' Titularies
Stela of Djet, from his Tomb at Abydos (c. 2950 BC)
Stela of Raneb (c. 2750 BC)
Inscription of Khakaura Senusret III (c. 1836-1818 BC)
Writing Plurals
Another Inscription of Khakaura Senusret III
Three Inscriptions of Ramesses II (c. 1279-1213 BC)
Three Stelae of Thutmose IV (c. 1400-1390 BC) from the Great Sphinx
Epithets
The King and the Gods
Inscriptions from a Golden Shrine of Tutankhamun (c. 1332-1322 BC)
The Oldest Texts and Earliest Hieroglyphs
How Did Writing Begin in Egypt?
Slate Palette of King Narmer from the Temple of Horus(c.2950 BC)
Ivory Comb of King Djet from his Tomb (c. 2950 BC)
Ivory Label of King Den from his Tomb (c. 2900 BC)
Putting It All Together: Two Inscriptions
Marriage Inscription of Amenhotep III (c. 1390 BC)
'pw'he is' or 'she is'
Offering-Chapel of Sarenput II at Aswan (c. 1850 Bc)
Epilogue
List of Kings' Names
List of Gods
List of Hieroglyphic Signs
List of Words in Hieroglyphs
Sources of Illustrations
Index
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