Italy, Pisa

Reading Middle Egyptian Hieratic

when 3 July 2017 - 8 July 2017
language English
duration 1 week
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 750

This 6-days intensive course is designed to enable its participants to read and interpreting literary and documentary texts of Ancient Egypt in their original script (hieratic and hieroglyphs).

Course leader

Gianluca Miniaci and Marilina BetrĂ²

Target group

The course is open to EU (including University of Pisa students) and non-EU applicants. Participnts are expected to have a basic knowledge of middle egyptian (language and script). No previous knowledge of hieratic is required.

Course aim

The objective of the school is to provide strong ability in reading and interpreting ancient Egyptian documents in hieratic and hieroglyphs, beyond basic knowledge. This will be achieved throught three different levels: a) decoding hieratic script (basic); b) intensive practice of reading (hieroglyphs and hieratic sources) supervised by teachers; c) focus on grammar issues related to the texts read in b).
By investigating different types of documents, participants will acquire self confidence in approaching autonomously ancient Egyptian writings in Middle Egyptian.

Fee info

EUR 750: Meals and accommodation not included.
Application Deadline: 20/06/2017

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