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Egyptian hieroglyphs

Why Study a Dead Language?

In her article “Why You Should Learn a Dead Language”, Josephine Livingstone argues that there is still some value in learning dead (or extinct) languages such as Latin, Old English, and Sanskrit as they allow us access to a vast body of ancient literature and can even make it easier for people to acquire other modern languages. Sometimes we need to remember, however, that there are reasons for learning extinct languages beyond ... [Continue Reading]

16/09/2020 // 11 Comments

Daily Links: 12th April 2013

Tomb Raider - A Masterpiece Reboot (The Tomb Raider HQ Archives) Brandon shares his thoughts on the new Tomb Raider game. (Author’s comment: Perhaps one of the most thorough reviews I’ve read so far. Be sure to check out the rest of his website!) So you want to read hieroglyphs? (Seshat’s Journal) Nickytoo gives some tips for learning how to read Egyptian hieroglyphs. (Author’s comment: If you’re looking for ... [Continue Reading]

12/04/2020 // 0 Comments

10 Fantastic Free Resources for Learning Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Have you ever had the urge to follow in Lara’s footsteps and learn to read Egyptian hieroglyphs? If so, you may be interested to know that there are a number of useful, free online resources at your disposal. These, if used in combination with a good textbook such as James P. Allen’s Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs [Buy it on Amazon/Amazon UK] or Mark Collier and Bill Manley’s How ... [Continue Reading]

11/03/2021 // 22 Comments


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