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Hieroglyphs – resources

If you want to learn to read hieroglyphs you can try any of the resources listed below. Please note that this list is not exhaustive. If you think anything is missing or incorrect, please let me know and I will consider adding it.

Allen, J.P., Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs
Budge, E.A. Wallis, An Egyptian hieroglyphic dictionaryA book in 2 volumes which is not recommended. However, they are available online if you wish to have a browse. volume 1 and volume 2
Collier, M./Manley, B., How to read Egyptian Hieroglyphs: A step-by-step guide
Dodson, A., The Hieroglyphs of Ancient Egypt
Faulkner, R.O., A Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian
Fischer, H.G., Ancient Egyptian Calligraphy A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Hieroglyphs
Gardiner,A., Egyptian Grammar: Being an Introduction to the Study of Hieroglyphs
Hannig, R., Die Sprache der Pharaonen: Großes Handwörterbuch Ägyptisch-Deutsch (2800 – 950 v. Chr.)
Hoch, J.E., Middle Egyptian Grammar
Junge, F., Late Egyptian Grammar
Kamrin, J., Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs
Manley, B., Egyptian Hieroglyphs for complete beginners
McDermott, B., Decoding Egyptian Hieroglyphs
Mudloff, T. and Fellows, R., Hieroglyphs for Travelers
Scott, J. and L., Egyptian Hieroglyphs
Shennum, D., English-Egyptian Index of Faulkner’s Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian
Wilkinson, R., Reading Egyptian Art
Wilson, P., Sacred Signs Hieroglyphs in Ancient Egypt
Zauzich, K., Hieroglyphs without Mystery

Online study groups


Rutgers University: Middle Egyptian Grammar
Ancient Egyptian Language Discussion List
Egyptian Hieroglyphs
Pyramid Texts : Dictionary of Middle Egyptian
Ancient Egyptian Calligraphy : A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Hieroglyphs
St Andrews Corpus
PlanZero: Hieroglyphic Flashcards

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One Comment
  1. Hey Nicky, it’s Karen the moderator over at GlyphStudy ( :

    Thanks so much for linking us! and if you’d be willing to post a current blurb about our Collier and Manley section starting up in September, send me an email at the address below.

    Tell me about your language study in any case, I’m always interested to hear how people are doing with their studies

    And ( : I see you are doing the Manchester studies, but if you are still interested in working on your Egyptian language skills, you might consider studying with us, as we also offer college grammars such as Allen and Hoch as well as Collier and Manley and you can study with us whenever you have the time.

    I looked in my address file for GlyphStudy students, and could not find a Nicky–are you studying with us already?

    Karen the mod at GlyphStudy,
    PS if you do

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