Learning Ancient Egyptian

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Jub-Jub
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Learning Ancient Egyptian

Postby Jub-Jub » Sun Jun 13, 2004 10:24 pm

Hey everyone,
I've been looking around, but I can't find anything on how to read and write hieroglyphics.
Are they any books or classes I could take to learn?
Thanks

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Postby Keith » Mon Jun 14, 2004 12:22 am

There are many places. I've found them just by searching for "egyptian hieroglyphics" on Google.
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Postby Ineti » Mon Jun 14, 2004 1:57 pm

An excellent book I've found helpful is 'How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs' by Mark Collier and Bill Manley. It should be available in most bookstores and your library, as well as at online stores like amazon and bn.com. It's a slim volume, packed with good information, and written for the layman as opposed to the scholar.

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Postby Kiya » Mon Jun 14, 2004 7:48 pm

I've got a booklet called The easy way to read & write hieroglyphics by Amr Hussein. I guess more information is needed here for me. The little book seems allright, and perhaps it's only me. Can't really get started. :( So thanks, Ineti, I will try your book too. :)

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Postby Keith » Mon Jun 14, 2004 7:57 pm

Here's a link to a "dictionary":

http://www.hieroglyphs.net/0301/cgi/pager.pl?p=16

I have another one that uses a applet to teach you to read hieroglyphics. I'll have to see if I can find that link again.
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Postby Jub-Jub » Mon Jun 14, 2004 8:10 pm

Thanks for the help everyone.
I especially like the dictionary. :cool:

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Postby Keith » Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:41 pm

Found the link I was looking for. Try this one:

http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/prehistory/egypt/egypttutor/

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Postby Kiya » Thu Jun 17, 2004 4:02 pm

What kind of books are there and which one is the best for me?

Try this link with review, good comments!

http://www.rom.on.ca/egypt/biblio/read_hieroglyphs.html

"Reading Egyptian Hieroglyps: A Bibliography for Beginners
Royal Ontario Museum"


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