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ONLINE Intro to Hieroglyphs - Reading the Ancient Writing

  • May 28, 2020
  • 3:00 PM
  • Zoom workshop, Oirental Institute

Intro to Hieroglyphs mini online workshop

Tuesday, May 26, 3 p.m. CST
Thursday, May 28, 3 p.m. CST
Live on Zoom
Registration is required. Ages 8 and up. Register here.

Join Catie Witt, PhD candidate in Egyptology at the Oriental Institute, for a mini crash course on Egyptian hieroglyphs. Learn the basics of the Egyptian hieroglyphic writing system, then put your skills to the test translating real artifacts in the OI Museum. By the end of this two-part series, you’ll understand some of the principles of reading Egyptian hieroglyphs and will be able to recognize key hieroglyphs and phrases that show up on the Egyptian artifacts in many museums. Bring a pencil and paper to take part in this virtual Zoom workshop.

Part 1: Getting the Hieroglyphic Basics
Tuesday, May 26, 3 p.m. CST

Explore the basics of reading and writing hieroglyphs using your own name. We’ll uncover what hieroglyphs are, what they say, and how you can get started reading them.

Part 2: Reading the Ancient Writing on the Wall
Thursday, May 28, 3 p.m. CST

Take a virtual visit to the OI Museum and translate names on ancient Egyptian artifacts, then translate the Nefermaat stele with us! Take what you’ve learned to create a hieroglyphic work of art, and after the workshop, explore more with a virtual scavenger hunt through our online database.

 We will send you the Zoom link once registered. The link is good for any child or adult in your home.
Space is limited!

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