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Egyptian Language Easy Lessons in Egyptian Hieroglyphics
Egyptian Language Easy Lessons in Egyptian Hieroglyphics
by Sir E. A. Wallis Budge
Edition: Paperback
Price: $27.95
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1.0 out of 5 stars An Egyptologist says "NO" to Budge, December 16, 2006
I am an Egyptologist who teaches an online course in Egyptian hieroglyphs to the general public. While this book is widely available, don't let that fool you into thinking it is at all reliable. The one reason it is available is because it is out of copyright and the publishers can print it at will and reap all the profits without paying any royalties. If Egyptologists had any say over it, the book would be banned, as it is completely outdated and wasn't even considered a good book when it was first published nearly 100 years ago. When I first started studying Egyptian myself, my instructor started off the class by writing "Budge" on the board and enclosing it in a circle with a slash through it. That's how bad this book is. In my courses, students use and like James Allen's book on Middle Egyptian. It's recently published so it is up to date, and is written in a way that makes Egyptian comprehensible to the modern reader. It's infinitely better than Budge.
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