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Sacred signs : hieroglyphs in Ancient Egypt.

Wilson, P. (2003) 'Sacred signs : hieroglyphs in Ancient Egypt.', Oxford: Oxford University Press. Very Short Introductions.

Abstract

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.

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Publisher Web site:http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780192805027
Record Created:31 May 2007
Last Modified:08 Apr 2009 16:33

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