Program Details

The objective of the school is to provide strong ability in reading and interpreting ancient Egyptian documents in hieratic and hieroglyphs, beyond basic knowledge.
Location:
Pisa, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

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).

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.

All courses will be thaught by international leading experts with privileged access to current research:  Dr. Rune Nyord (Christ's College, Cambridge); Dr. Antonio Morales (Freie Universitat, Berlin); Dr. Gianluca Miniaci (University of Pisa)

Cost:
750 EUR.

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
The course is open to EU (including University of Pisa students) and non-EU applicants. Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of Middle Egyptian (Language and script). No previous knowledge of hieratic is required.
Scholarships:
No

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