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HIEROGLYPHS - AN INTRODUCTION

This full day workshop features PowerPoint illustrated lectures, many hands-on activities and lots of suggestions as to how you can develop your skills in using Egypt's sacred writing. The course will briefly examine how the 'code' of hieroglyphs was 'cracked' in modern times and participants will be shown how to read some basic signs. By the end of the day you will understand how the system works, be able to write names, and translate and compose simple sentences.

Features of this presentation include:

 

Some Hieroglyphic Facts

Origins of Egyptian Writing

What did they write about?

Reading Egyptian - Where to begin?

Kinds of Hieroglyphic Signs

Writing Your Own Name

Transliteration - What, How and Why?

Reading Inscriptions

Egyptian Maths

The Rebus

Thoth, Egyptian God of Writing

 

 

Useful Resources Texts:

Collier M. & Manley B. How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs: A Step-by-step Guide to Teach Yourself (British Museum Press, London, 1998) ISBN 0-7841-19105

Wilson H. Understanding Hieroglyphs (Michael O'Mara Ltd., London, 1993) ISBN 1-85479-164-8

Sandison D. The Art of Egyptian Hieroglyphs (Hamlyn, London, 1997) ISBN 0-600-5925-5

Baines J. & Malek J. Atlas of Ancient Egypt (Phaidon Press, Oxford, 1980) (pp.198-201.) ISBN 0-7148-1958-1

Wilkinson R. H. Reading Egyptian Art (Thames & Hudson, London, 1992) ISBN 0-500-27751-6

Dobson A. The Hieroglyphs of Ancient Egypt(New Holland, London, 2001) ISBN 1-85974-918-6

Egyptian Texts in Translation:

Jacq C. The Living Wisdom of Ancient Egypt (Simon & Schuster, UK, 1999) ISBN 0-684-85859 2

Dee J. Chronicles of Ancient Egypt (Collins & Brown, London, 1998) ISBN 1-85585-659-X (or 9)

Kaster J. The Wisdom of Ancient Egypt: Writings from the Time of the Pharaohs (BCA, USA, 1995) CN 1750

WWW sites well worth a visit:

http://hieroglyphs.net

http://membersaol.com/egyptnew/glyph.html

http://www.eyelid.co.uk/hiero1.htm

 

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