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05 July 2007

Google Books about Egyptian Hieroglyphs

If you're planning to buy a book about hieroglyphs I recommend you see it's preview at Google Books. Note that Google Books has many books with no preview available.
You can search for a certain title or check out the ones I chose to show here. They are all with limited preview.

Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs
by James P. Allen
This is an introduction to the writing system of ancient Egypt and the language of hieroglyphic texts. It contains twenty-six lessons, exercises (with answers), a list of hieroglyphic signs, and a dictionary, as well as twenty-five essays on the most important aspects of ancient Egyptian history, society, religion and literature.

Decoding Egyptian Hieroglyphs: How to Read the Secret Language of the Pharaohs
by Bridget McDermott - 2001

For beginners and Egyptologists alike, reading hieroglyphs provides fascinating insights into the land and lore of the pyramids. Decoding Egyptian Hieroglyphs is the only fully illustrated, easy-to-use guide to the meaning and mystery behind this ancient language...

Sacred Signs: Hieroglyphs in Ancient Egypt
by Penelope Wilson - 2003

In this engaging new study, Penelope Wilson offers a wide ran
ging look at this ancient form of writing, touching on everything from basic principles of translation to its broader function in Egyptian culture...

Egyptian Language: Easy Lessons in Egyptian Hieroglyphics
by E. A. Wallis Budge

This book is intended to form an easy introduction to the study of the Egyptian hieroglyphic inscriptions. It contains a short account of the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphics, and a sketch of the hieroglyphic system of writing and of the general principles which underlie the use of picture signs to express thought...

Hieroglyphs Without Mystery: An Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Writing
by Karl-Theodor Zauzich

Written for ordinary people with no special language skills, the book quickly demonstrates that hieroglyphic writing can be read, once a few simple principles are understood. Zauzich explains the basic rules of the writing system and the grammar and then applies them to thirteen actual inscriptions taken from objects in European and Egyptian museums...

Writing in Ancient Egypt
by Jil Fine

The writing of this ancient civilization will fascinate readers. Full-color photographs and illustrations will bring the development of writing in ancient Egypt to life.

Older books:

Egyptian Hieroglyphics: Being an Attempt to Explain Their Nature, Origin and Meaning

by Samuel Sharpe (no limit + PDF version)

Egyptian Language Easy Lessons in Egyptian Hieroglyphics
by E. A. Wallis Budge


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Anonymous said...

Please point out on your summary that Wallis Budge's book is seriously out of date and not reliable.