Item #900841 Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs (Complete set of 4 DVDs + Course Guidebook). Bob Brier.
Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs (Complete set of 4 DVDs + Course Guidebook)

Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs (Complete set of 4 DVDs + Course Guidebook)

Chantilly, VA: The Great Courses / The Teaching Company, 2016.
DVD set of 4 discs in box + paperback guidebook.

Course #3541.  Dr. Bob Brier, recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts on mummies and Egyptology, is a Senior Research Fellow at LIU Post. In this series of 24 30-minute lectures, Dr. Bivins provides a guide to reading, writing, and translating ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. Lecture topics include:

Disc 1

  1.  Why Egypt Needed Hieroglyphs
  2. The Ancient Egyptian Alphabet
  3. How a Language Becomes Lost
  4. Napoleon in Egypt
  5. Early Attempts to Decipher the Rosetta Stone
  6. William Bankes and the Keys to Decipherment

Disc 2

  1. Jean-Francois Champollion Cracks the Code
  2. Suffix Pronouns and the Hieroglyphs of Ptah
  3. The Immortal Scribe
  4. Hieroglyphs and the Bible
  5. Dependent Pronouns and the Passive Voice
  6. Past Tense and Adjectives

Disc 3

  1. New Ideograms Related to the Gods
  2. Names of the Pharaohs
  3. Ancient Egyptian Numbers
  4. The Egyptian Calendar
  5. Names of the Gods
  6. Negation in Ancient Egyptian Sentences

Disc 4

  1. Reading Hieroglyphic Jewelry
  2. Palimpsests: When Scribes Make Mistakes
  3. An Ancient Egyptian Prayer for the Dead
  4. Translating the Tomb of Pereb
  5. Translating Tutankhamen’s Tomb
  6. King Tut’s Magic Mirror and Sarcophagus
Item #900841
ISBN: 1629973300

4 discs in case, 24 lectures, 30 minutes per lecture, includes 269pp 5-1/4 x 7-3/8" guidebook in pictorial wrappers.

Previously owned set in excellent unused condition.

Price: $50.00