Egyptian Hieroglyphs



Dr Zahi Hawass' website
The website of Dr Zahi Hawass, famous Egyptologist and former head of the Egyptian Museum.

Egypt and Near East Links for Students and Teachers
This site lists links to sites about Egypt which will appeal to students and teachers.

Egyptian Neuroscience
A friendly site with translations from the 'Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus' which was written by an ancient Egyptian surgeon.
A site with stories and information about some obscure aspects of Egyptology.

Guardian's Egypt Links
This site has a great collection of links for all things Egyptian. See the Kids Section for some great links for kids.

King Tut One
A great site for information about King Tut's tomb. Filled with goodies, the site includes an interactive tour of the tomb and Egyptian clip art.


The internet is a great source of information, unfortunately some of it is incorrect and it is spread by copy/pasting. Even in the internet age, the best information is still found in books. Books are written and edited by professionals. If you are a serious student, all information gleaned from the internet should be double checked and verified. Books are often the best way to do it.

Egyptian Hieroglyphs for Everyone: An Introduction to the Writing of Ancient Egypt
Joseph and Lenore Scott, 1968, reprinted 1993
This book is an excellent introduction to Egyptian Hieroglyphics. It is a thin book and was written so people like you and I can understand it. I found it very helpful in creating this site.

Egyptian Grammar
Sir Alan Gardiner, 1928
This book is big. It's comprehensive and a frequently cited resource for Egyptian Hieroglyphs. There may be newer sources for information but this is considered a staple. It is not cheap ($60+ at

How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs
Mark Collier and Bill Manley, 1998
This books is an introduction to reading hieroglyphs using artifacts in the British Museum as examples. A variety of examples introduce you to different aspects of reading hieroglyphs.

Magazines & Journals

The magazine business isn't what it used to be. Many small magazines have stopped printing magazines and only offer new issues online and out-of-date printed magazines. Even so, back issues are great resources for information.

Archaeological Diggings
Australian magazine of ancient history and archaeology. These magazine don't have print issues anymore. But they both offer online zines or newsletters last I checked. You can also get printed back issues from their site.

KMT: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt
A magazine about Ancient Egypt. They no longer print their magazine, but you can browse for printed back issues on their site.


Budge, E. A. Wallis. An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary. New York: Fredrick Ungar, 1960.
Bunson, Margaret. The Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt. New York: Gramercy, 1991.
Collier, Mark and Manley, Bill. How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs. Berkley: University of California Press, 1998.
Davies, W. V. Egyptian Hieroglyphs. London: British Museum Publications, 1987.
Gardiner, Sir Alan. Egyptian Grammar; Being an Introduction to the Study of Hieroglyphs. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1927.
Imhoff, S. , MacShamhrain, A. , and Killeen, R. Timelines of World History. Surrey: Quadrillion, 1998.
Mercer, Samuel A.B. An Egyptian Grammar, with Chrestomathy and Glossary. New York: Fredrick Unger, 1972.
Rossini, Stéphane. Egyptian Hieroglyphics: How to Read and Write Them. New York: Dover Publications, 1985.
Scott, Joseph and Lenore. Egyptian Hieroglyphs for Everyone. New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1968.
Silverman, David P. Language and Writing in Ancient Egypt. Pittsburg: Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 1990.
Watterson, Barbara. More About Egyptian Hieroglyphics. Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press, 1985.
Zauzich, Karl-Theodor. Hieroglyphs Without Mystery. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1992.

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