Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Egyptian Hieroglyphs for Complete Beginners

The Revolutionary New Approach to Reading the Monuments

  1. Bill Manley
  • ISBN 9780500051726
  • 24.50 x 18.60 cm
  • PLC (no jacket)
  • 160pp
  • With 47 illustrations
  • First published 2012

An original, accessible approach to reading hieroglyphs – an essential book for anyone interested in ancient Egypt

‘Ever wanted to learn about Egyptian hieroglyphs? Here’s the book for you!’ – The Guardian
‘A refreshingly new approach to the subject … beautifully produced and illustrated in a manner that should make it appealing not only to the complete beginner at whom it is aimed, but also to those with a basic knowledge wishing to refresh their skills. I recommend it highly’ – Ancient Egypt Magazine
‘A godsend … I am sure that Champollion would approve’ – Minerva


Egyptian Hieroglyphs for Complete Beginners

• Step-by-step introduction to Egyptian hieroglyphs.
• Assumes no knowledge of grammar or ancient languages.
• Real texts used – unedited and without any simplification.
• A ‘What You Need To Know’ scheme takes you through the inscriptions, starting with simple and moving through more complex texts, building up your knowledge and skills using the latest methods.
• Discover tomb inscriptions of the ruling elite, inscriptions of kings and a shrine of Tutankhamun.
• Read monuments from museums across the world.
• Photographs and line drawings elegantly and clearly present the ancient texts.
• Fact boxes bring to life the monuments of high officials and kings, giving glimpses of the society and beliefs of the ancient Egyptians.
• Reference word lists on kings, gods and hieroglyphic signs.
• Essential reading for anyone interested in Ancient Egypt, hieroglyphs or ancient languages.

Dr Bill Manley teaches Ancient Egyptian and Coptic at the University of Glasgow and Universidad Complutense, Madrid. He is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool 
and was formerly Senior Curator for Ancient Egypt at National Museums Scotland. His previous publications include The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt, The Seventy Great Mysteries 
of Ancient Egypt (as editor) and (as co-author) the international bestseller How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs.