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The BEST starting point in learning Hieroglyphics,
This review is from: Hieroglyphics (Teach Yourself) (Paperback)
First of all, i will answer the negative statements about this book, that the author has mixed Egyptian and Mayan into one book. Please remember this is a book about HIEROGLYPHICS... nowhere did the author say it was ONLY Egyptian Hieroglyphics. There were a few cultures that used pictures to convey stories and thoughts, not just the Egyptians.
This book is, in my opinion, what every student should start with. It explains the origins of Hieroglyphs, why they worked, why they fell out of use and how to read them for yourself. Of course it wont make you an expert, but it will leave you knowing a LOT MORE than the guy in the museum trying to impress his friends.