Institute of Archaeology

Late Egyptian Texts

The course builds on ARCLG328 Middle Egyptian language. It is structured around the discussion of Late Egyptian grammar, questions of Egyptian scripts, and the interpretation of Late Egyptian texts in their wider archaeological, social, and cultural context.

Aims of the course

The course provides training for students who wish to explore Late Egyptian texts for their MA dissertation or PhD research.Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of the course the students should:- be able to read intermediate Late Egyptian texts- be able to assess critically the value of Late Egyptian texts for agendas within archaeology, history and heritage

Teaching Methods

The course is taught through a series of 20 hours of seminars. Teaching is shared with the undergraduate course ARCL3101 “Late Egyptian Language and Texts”.


The course is assessed by means of one essay of 2,500 words contributing 50% to the final mark and a two hours exam contributing 50% to the final mark.

Course information

  • Code:ARCLG331
  • Credits: 15
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  • Prerequisite: Students needs to have taken  ARCLG317 “Middle Egyptian language”, or have comparable knowledge of hieroglyphs and Middle Egyptian grammar.
  • Handbook: open»

For registered students


  • Running in 2017-18

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