Hieroglyphs: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Hieroglyphs: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Penelope Wilson

Hieroglyphs have been way over a language. They have been an omnipresent and omnipotent strength in speaking the messages of historic Egyptian tradition for over 3 thousand years. This historical type of expression used to be used as artwork, as a method of selecting Egyptian-ness, even for verbal exchange with the gods. during this fascinating new learn, Penelope Wilson explores the cultural value of hieroglyphs with an emphasis on formerly missed components comparable to cryptography and the ongoing interpreting of the script nowa days. She covers themes just like the origins of writing in Egypt, hieroglyphic script and the Egyptian language, hieroglyphs and paintings, scribes and daily writing. She additionally examines the robust fascination hieroglyphs nonetheless carry for us today.

This booklet is the suitable reference for someone with an curiosity within the attention-grabbing civilization of historic Egypt.

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