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1 November 2004
| Egyptology books, Egyptian hieroglyphs books|
The Egyptian hieroglyphic text Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs: A Practical Guide is one of the modern primers on the Egyptian language hieroglyphs, from the late 20th to early 21st century.
The text is a color-coded guide to individual Ancient Egyptian objects or writings, and their modern translations. The book is by Janice Kamrin, c. 2004; she received a Ph. D. in Egyptian Archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania, has worked with Zahi Hawass, and has taught at the American University in Cairo.
Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs: A Practical Guide Wikipedia
The text uses pictures and graphics, divided into 46 Lessons-(40 photos, some color-coded, and 37 graphics).
The final two topics, Lessons 45, 46 are The Autobiography of Harkhuf in three parts, and a section of the famous Battle of Kadesh.
The book contains five appendices, including a sign list referring to Gardiner's Sign List, and ascribing each sign's name; not all 700 names of Gardiner's list are standardized, nor is every sign completely understood as to meaning. Also, an 'answer key' to the exercises, and a short dictionary: "Word List (Egyptian to English)".
Many of the objects from the book are located in the Egyptian Museum. Some of the notable items transliterated are:
- The Slab stela of Nefer-t-Ab-t(Nefertiabet).
- The Slab stela of Wepemnefert.
- Brief translation from Narmer Palette.
- 2-3 paragraphs from the Battle of Kadesh.
- Entrance to the Tomb Chapel of Tomb of two Brothers-(with Ancient Egyptian offering formula).
- A detailed, 4-column false door.
- Naos (shrine) of Ptahmes-(2 columns, 1 horizontal text, and writing on Ptahmes' body in Naos-center).
- "Stela of Tetisheri"
- Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty dual painted seated statues of "Rahotep, and wife Nefer-t".
- 1 of the 7 wood panels of Hesy-Ra, 3rd Dynasty.
- Canopic chest of Tutankhamun.