A Little Egyptian Reading Book


The purpose of these pages is not to teach you Ancient Egyptian, nor even to give those of you trying to learn it reading practice - though if it does either of those things I am pleased.

I am actually creating these pages to help me learn Ancient Egyptian. This exercise will hopefully accomplish this by forcing me to be more thoroughly familiar with the language in order to compose passages in it. Also I am a firm believer in the old Latin proverb Docendo discimus "We learn by teaching."

Before you start on these reading pages you should have a basic knowledge of the hieroglyphic writing system and some of its more common signs.  You can learn about these at le Moyen Egyptien.  If you are ready you can:

If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or corrections, please send me e-mail.