TV’s Lost uses Hieroglyphics to hint at plot lines

The poster for the latest season of the hit show ‘Lost’ looks simple enough – silhouetted cast with the words ‘Final Season’ below, but looking closer, there are hieroglyphic symbols within the words. I have to put the word’s ’spoiler alert’ here – just so no one complains…

Dr. James Allen, Wilbour Professor [...]

Top 3 Books on Hieroglyphics

These are the three best books I have read on the subject of Hieroglyphics – in no particular order:

The Rosetta Stone by R B Parkinson
Since my recent trip to the National Museum in Cairo, I’ve been fascinated by the Rosetta Stone. Seeing such an incredible piece of history (albeit a convincing replica) in the context of that remarkable country is something I recommend everyone should experience. This book is written by the Egyptian curator at the British Museum – that is the man currently in charge of the real Rosetta stone.