An ABC book showing the relationships between the English alphabet and Egyptian hieroglyphs....
|Title||:||Hieroglyphs From A To Z|
|Number of Pages||:||48 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Hieroglyphs From A To Z Reviews
Brief instruction on how to write and read some hieroglyphics with a history of the decoding using the Rosetta Stone. Complete with activities. Written by a museum curator who actually worked on the pyramids at Thebes.
Teaches some Egyptian hieroglyphs, specifically those eventually used to stand for single sounds that coordinate with the English alphabet. The back of the book includes messages in hieroglyphics for readers to decode and stencils so they can make their own messages.For some reason I had only ever heard about the first phase of hieroglyphic language, picture representation for a complete object/thought and not the second development of symbols to stand for certain letters. So I learned multiple things from this book, not only the evolution of hieroglyphs and how they were used in language but also the ones that correspond to the English alphabet (a couple are repeated because the ancient Egyptians didn't have a v and didn't differentiate between soft e and i, which is actually rather similar to Korean - another alphabet I know - so I caught on to this idea very quickly). I love codes and the puzzle of learning foreign alphabets, so this was exactly my kind of book. Each letter also tells a bit about the importance of the object in the hieroglyph to ancient Egyptians, so you get to know that too. Very informative and fun, without being overwhelming. Definitely a tool to be used in ancient Egypt studies with kids.