”You’re acting like a mosquito after wolves!”
”Spouter of Water!”
”Your heart is disturbed and your senses scattered!”
In her wonderful book, Write Your Own Egyptian Hieroglyphs: (University of California Press, 2007), Angela McDonald introduces us to the ”real” side of ancient Egypt — the living, breathing, and sometimes squabbling people behind the monumental tombs and formal mummy cases.
Introducing readers to hieroglyphic script — and how to write it — she offers useful information on the names people chose for themselves (and their pets!); what gods were called; and how you, too, can begin to learn how to write hieroglyphs.
With luck, and diligence, after reading this practical (and highly entertaining!) guide, no ancient Egyptian — or mummy-come-back-to-life — will ever say to you…