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London Evening Class: An introduction to the language and hieroglyphic script of ancient Egypt, part 2

Event Info

Host: EES
Type: Education - Lecture

Time and Place

Start Time: Thursday, 11th May 2017, 6:00 pm
End Time: Thursday, 29th June 2017, 8:00 pm
Location: The Egypt Exploration Society
Street: 3 Doughty Mews
City/Town: London WC1N 2PG
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Contact Details

Email: contact@ees.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)20 7242 1880


This course builds on the introduction course, during which the three first chapters of Collier's and Manley's How to read Egyptian were covered. The aim is to consolidate the basics and move on to the next chapters of the handbook. Participants will be introduced to more complex sentences and the underlying grammar. Classes in different museums will be offered to participants, subject of their availability and wishes.

If you have not yet taken the introduction to Egyptian hieroglyphs but have some prior experience (perhaps self-taught) then this course may still be suitable for you. Please email carl.graves@ees.ac.uk for further enquiries.

The textbook for this course is: M Collier and B Manley, How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs (London, British Museum Press 1998, reprinted with corrections 2003), ISBN 0 7141 1910 5. Handouts will be provided.

Classes will be held on the following 8 Thursday evenings (exception of two classes, which will be held on a Tuesday):
11, 18, 25 May, 1, 6 (Tuesday), 15, 20 (Tuesday), 29 June.

Tutor: Christelle Alvarez is a final-year PhD student at the University of Oxford. Among many aspects of ancient Egyptian culture, she is fascinated by their writing system. She is currently working on hieroglyphic texts, known as 'Pyramid Texts', inscribed on the walls of the burial chamber of the 8th Dynasty King Ibi (ca. 2150-2134 BC). As a member of the Swiss-French archaeological mission of Saqqara (MafS), she is also involved in the revised publication, including the newly found fragments of texts in the pyramid.

Event Cost (Members) £208.00 tickets
Event Cost (Non-members) £260.00 tickets
Event Cost (Student Members) £104.00 tickets
Event Cost (Student Non-members) £130.00 tickets

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