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Hieroglyphs

A Very Short Introduction

Hieroglyphs
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Hieroglyphs were far more than a language. They were an omnipresent and all-powerful force in communicating the messages of ancient Egyptian culture for over three thousand years; used as monumental art, as a means of identifying Egyptianness, and for rarefied communication with the gods. In this exciting new study, Penelope Wilson explores the cultural significance of the script. She looks at previously neglected areas such as cryptography, the continuing decipherment into modern

times, and examines the powerful fascination hieroglyphs still hold for us today. - ;Hieroglyphs were far more than a language. They were an omnipresent and all-powerful force in communicating the messages of ancient Egyptian culture for over three thousand years; used as monumental art, as a means of identifying Egyptianness, and for rarefied communication with the gods.

In this exciting new study, Penelope Wilson explores the cultural significance of the script with an emphasis on previously neglected areas such as cryptography, the continuing decipherment into modern times, and examines the powerful fascination hieroglyphs still hold for us today. -

Oxford University Press, UK; August 2004
136 pages; ISBN 9780191578014
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