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Hieroglyphs: A Very Short Introduction

Penelope Wilson (Author)

Hieroglyphs were far more than a language. They were an omnipresent and all-powerful force in communicating the messages of ancient Egyptian culture for over three thousand years; used as monumental art, as a means of identifying Egyptianness, and for discussions with the gods. Fascination with hieroglyphs is still extremely strong today, and this exciting exploration of their cultural significance reveals previously neglected areas such as cryptography, and looks at the continuing decipherment of hieroglyphs into modern times.

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About the author

Penelope Wilson

Penelope Wilson worked as Assistant Keeper in the Department of Antiquities in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, for seven years. She is presently Lecturer in Egyptology at the University of Durham, and Field Director for the Egyptian Exploration Society Mission to Sais in Egypt.

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Title Hieroglyphs: A Very Short Introduction
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 0192805029
length 132p., Figures; Plates; Notes; Index; 18cm.
Subjects History