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Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs: A Practical Guide - A Step-by-Step Approach to Learning Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs Hardcover – November 1, 2004
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The ideal audience is a college student or even a high school student who has always wanted to know more about Egyptology than what he or she could get on the Discovery Channel. While it would not replace a year of university-level language study, it is not designed to do so.
The exercises are clear and doable (and there is a section of answers at the back!), and each section builds carefully on the section before. It is a beautiful book as well, nicely designed, with clear readable font and lovely coloured illustrations.
I have a recommendation, however -- you may not want to actually write in the book itself -- the paper is too nice quality for a workbook, which this is in a way. I recommend that you get yourself a notebook and copy out the exercises as you attempt them (a good way to really familiarize yourself with hieroglyphs), or photocopy the more complicated ones and work them on a photocopied page (you may well want to keep the book in better condition than erasing pencil or writing in ink may allow). Otherwise, this is a great book, and would be a lovely gift for someone who is really into ancient Egypt and ready to move beyond the really pretty picture books to see what Egyptology might really be like.
I have gone through all the exercises and carefully studied each of the solutions, compared them with my own replications of the exercises and my solution, I have hand-copied every single symbol onto index cards, and used those cards, every title, every phrase, and I've copied each exercise into a separate notebook. I've copied the Gardiner's sign list onto cards as well as the vocabulary provided in the book, that's including the indexes, on both cards and, using Photoshop, I've copied another more extensive set onto computer files for cross-referencing and for extra symbol handling, so that's twice. I'm saying that I re-wrote by hand the symbols in the book twice. My index cards and computer files number in the low thousands. Throughout all of the exercises, I have failed to get one single exercise 100% correct, and that has been frustrating.Read more ›
I recommend this book unequivocally.
along the way.
It's organized perfectly and never gets boring.
The pictures are in high detail so you won't miss anything, and brings real stories from inside the mysteries of ancient Egypt.
The grammar and vocabulary is produced in an easy way of learning for anyone.
this book convinced me that I want to be an Egyptologist.
I loved it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A very well written book. Book is in excellent condition!!! Excellent seller. thank youPublished 16 months ago by Jennifer B. Carpenter
it looks very interesting, and at the same time easy to use, guiding you hand-in-hand with a friendly approach to the discover of ancient Egyptian writing.Published on January 10, 2014 by Luke
I'm terribly upset that this book is out of print. It definitely deserves a second edition, with corrections of the few typographical errors it has. Read morePublished on March 10, 2013 by J. Buller
Bought this for my mother that studies foreign languages as a hobby and she absolutely loves this book I gave it to her for Christmas and she is still thanking me for it.Published on January 28, 2012
Excellent resource - learned a lot about different ancient languages and the ties between them.Published on January 18, 2008 by Judith L. Jackson