Egyptian Hieroglyphs for Complete Beginners

The Revolutionary New Approach to Reading the Monuments


An original, accessible approach to reading hieroglyphs


ISBN: 9780500051726 Category:

Bill Manley


An entirely fresh and accessible approach to reading ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs by a proven expert, this step-by-step introduction assumes no previous knowledge of grammar or ancient languages, but guides you through the inscriptions, from simple to more complex, supported by full explanations and translations.

You will see your knowledge and skills grow as Bill Manley clearly explains the mysteries of hieroglyphs without jargon or technical terms, guiding the reader step by step through 27 real-life, unaltered texts from stelae, tombs and portable objects. Specially commissioned line drawings present engaging texts clearly and elegantly, while fact boxes bring to life images of monuments of high officials and kings, giving glimpses of ancient Egyptian society and beliefs.

Additional information

Weight 725 g
Dimensions 19.4 x 25.4 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 March 2012
Number of pages 160
Format Hardback
Dimensions 19.4 x 25.4 cm
Weight 725 g


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Bill Manley is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool. He has taught Egyptology and hieroglyphs for more than 20 years at the universities of Glasgow, Liverpool and London.