The Hieroglyphs Handbook Teach Yourself Ancient Egyptian by Philip Ardagh


The Hieroglyphs Handbook Teach Yourself Ancient Egyptian by Philip Ardagh

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.

About the Author

Philip Ardagh is a prolific writer who has been published in 40 countries around the world. His titles include the bestselling Eddie Dickens trilogy, High in the Clouds, co-written with Paul McCartney, and Stinking Rich and Just Plain Stinky, the winner of the 2009 Roald Dahl Funny Prize. He stands two metres tall with a most impressive beard, and lives in a seaside town with his wife and two cats. Find him on twitter and instagram as .

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96 pages
Interest Age: from 9 to 11


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Publication date

4th October 1999



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