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Changes [Jul 09, 2011]An Introduction to ...
June 27-July 8, 2011
Monday-Friday, 12:45-3:35 PM
207 Smith-Buonnano Hall
Instructor: Erin Fairburn
Dept. of Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies
303 Wilbour Hall
Ancient Egyptian culture has fascinated Western society for centuries, and the hieroglyphic writing system of this culture has been of particular interest. In this class we will explore the history and function of this language. We will focus on the classical phase of the language, Middle Egyptian, in order to develop an understanding of the writing system and grammar of the Egyptians, acquiring the ability to read Egyptian inscriptions. We will also read a number of ancient Egyptian texts in translation in order to better understand the people who developed this incredible way of expressing themselves.