Dozens of exquisite color photographs of ancient sites, artifacts, texts, and wall paintings, as well as focus features, timelines, and chronology, make the history of hieroglyphics come vibrantly alive. In fascinating detail, this authoritative discussion covers the origins of the Egyptian language and its alphabet; three millennia of writing; the mysteries of the hieroglyphs; and the efforts to decipher this most elaborate and beautiful pictorial language. Every breathtaking example, from burial texts to handwritten and stone-carved images, illuminates exactly what hieroglyphs meant to the ancient inhabitants of the Nile Valley and to the early scholars who struggled to decode their script.
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Aidan Dodson is a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Archaeology at Bristol University, where he teaches Egyptology. He has lectured in England, Scotland, Egypt, Denmark, Canada and the United States and is a contributing Editor of the Egyptological magazine, KMT. He has written over 80 articles and reviews and is the author of six books, including The Mummy in Ancient Egypt (Thames and Hudson, 1998) and After the Pyramids (Rubicon, 1999). He lives in Redland, Bristol.
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Descripción New Holland, 2004. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111843304015
Descripción New Holland, 2004. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M1843304015