Welcome to Hieroglyphics! A guide and web directory to Egyptian
hieroglyphic, also called (correctly) hieroglyphs. Despite the exclamation
point, this page is for all ages and includes academic as well as juvenile
links. On this site you will find essays introducing Egyptian hieroglyphs,
essays on Champollion and the Rosetta stone, dozens of on-line self-teaching
programs, a half-dozen "translators," Hieroglyphic fonts, software, and
so forth. All told, there are over 140 links, with more being added
Who am I? In Egyptian Hieroglyphs I am an amateur and a hobbyist.
Graduate level work in Greek, Latin and little Hittite has, however, given
me a good purchase on some of the issues involved and I can spot most
of the basic errors. I wrote this site because I wanted to bring together
and evaluate all the material useful for the intelligent layman, whether
he or she wanted to learn the Egyptian language or just find out more
about it. As I am not "in the field," my academic links, mostly found
in "Learning Hieroglyphics," are intended as a start
only. The Kids section contains material suitable
for children alone; stuff written for children, but suitable for adults,
is scattered throughout the site.
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