The Hieroglyphs Handbook: Teach Yourself Ancient Egyptian

The Hieroglyphs Handbook: Teach Yourself Ancient Egyptian

by PhilipArdagh (Author)

Synopsis

Learn to decipher the language of the pharaohs and solve the riddle of the pyramids with The Hieroglyphs Handbook . This is hieroglyphics for beginners; an opportunity for the child on the street to walk into a museum and, using their handbook, translate an Ancient Egyptian inscription from scratch. A visit to the museum will never be the same again and a trip to Egypt will become evenmore of an adventure. The book is divided into three sections: a background history, giving the historical context; a practical section explaining how the language works and is written; and, a glossary/phrasebook containing the alphabet and all the essential words and phrases.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 96
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Published: 04 Oct 1999

ISBN 10: 0571197442
ISBN 13: 9780571197446
Children’s book age: 9-11 Years

Author Bio
Over two metres tall, with a bushy beard, Philip Ardagh is not only very hairy but has also written over sixty books for all ages. He is extremely versatile with many talents. Not only is he very knowledgeable about serious subjects but he also writes very funny books that make lots of people laugh.His best-selling Eddie Dickens trilogy started with Awful End, continued with Dreadful Acts and is soon to be topped off by Terrible Times. 'A cross between Dickens and Monty Python' (Guardian) is just one of the many plaudits this series of books has received. Unlikely Exploits is another series, the first one of which is called The Fall of Fergal with Heir of Mystery following that. He also writes expertly compiled and researched non-fiction, The Archaeologist's Handbook, Why Are Castles Castle-Shaped?, Did Dinosaurs Snore? and The Hieroglyphs Handbook.Currently living as a full-tim