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April 07, 2008

Hieroglyphics

Having foolishly abandoned a copy of Alan Gardiner's masterpiece, Egyptian Grammar: Being an Introduction to the Study of Hieroglyphs on the shelves of the archaeology section at Blackwell's impressive Oxford location*, it was only recently I could start my study in earnest having come across another copy at The Monkey's Paw here in Toronto. Flea-readers seeking a more succinct introduction may turn to Ronnie Barker.

* Thereby disobeying the Moscow Rule of Shopping.

Related academia: Mastermind.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at April 7, 2008 06:21 AM

Comments

The Hieroglyphs are easier to get into than one would imagine. The Gardiner book is a joy until you hit that darn sjdm f verb. That darn little horned serpent! Have you reached that part yet?

It's a pricey book I used the food and rent money. :) It was a long time ago.

Posted by: theseus12 [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 8, 2008 01:26 AM