Complete Middle Egyptian
A New Method for Understanding Hieroglyphs: Reading Texts in Context
By Richard Bussmann
A complete course on reading and understanding Egyptian hieroglyphs, designed for absolute beginners and built around authentic artefacts and texts.
Designed for complete beginners, and tested for years with real learners, Complete Middle Egyptian offers a bridge from the textbook to the real world, enabling you to learn the grammar, access inscriptions in documents and monuments and even teaching you how to draw hieroglyphs yourself.
Structured around key artefacts and introducing both the original hieroglyphs and transliteration (for easier understanding) this course also features:
-16 learning units plus pronunciation section, grammar reference, sign list overview and sign list explanation
-Stepped progression - clearly graduated progress through different levels of the language
-Authentic materials - language taught through key artefacts and texts
-Teaches the key skills - reading and understanding hieroglyphs
-Culture insights - learn about the culture, society and politics in ancient Egypt
-Self tests and learning activities - see and track your own progress
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Richard Bussmann has a PhD in Egyptology. He has studied all phases of Ancient Egyptian language and has taught beginner and advanced courses in Middle Egyptian language firstly at UCL and now at the University of Cologne. He also co-directs an excavation project in Middle Egypt.
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10 Aug 2017
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For those who like learning new languages using so-called contextual learning and learning by discovery rather than old-fashioned study of paradigms and memorization, this book might be just the place for you to learn Middle Egyptian, the basic language underlying Egyptian hieroglyphs. — Janet H. Johnson, Morton D. Hull Distinguished Service Professor of Egyptology, Oriental Institute, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago