Institute of Archaeology

Introduction to ancient Egyptian Language

The course introduces students to the hieroglyphic script and familiarises them with a basic working vocabulary of Ancient Egyptian language. It focuses on classical Middle Egyptian which remained in use from ca. 2000 BC through to the Roman period. The course provides training in the fundamentals of Middle Egyptian grammar, the mechanics of Egyptological transliteration, and the translation of monumental inscriptions and simple texts. It is designed for students who wish to approach Ancient Egypt from a combined archaeological and textual perspective.

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  • Running in 2017-18

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