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Hieroglyphic Translation Practice
Introduction to Egyptology (20 classes)
Hieroglyphs (Beg/Int/Advanced) (10 classes each)
Introduction to Egyptian Religion (20 classes)
Introduction to Archaeology(10 classes)
Are you planning a trip to Egypt? If so why not make your trip a little more special by being able to identify some of the most common hieroglyphs that you will see. This new 5 class course is an introduction to some of the more common phrases, cartouches, and gods names that you will see. The classes will comprise of a PDF downloadable from my website, with some grammar notes, vocabulary and exercises for you to complete. Simply complete these and send them back to me by email. No need for drawing! Each class will also have a "cheat sheet" for you to print and take with you on your trip.
Buy Holiday Hieroglyphs and Luxor Holiday Together and save £10. Only £100 for both.
Learn to read hieroglyphs in 10 class modules. either by royal mail or email. Each class contains grammar notes, vocabulary and exercises to complete. This class can be taken in two ways:TMA (Tutor marked Assignments) - Receive personal feedback on your exercises and help via telephone, email or letter. SA (Self assessed) - receive two CDs - one with the classes and the other with the answers and monitor your own progress. Receive help by email only.
Order three hieroglyph courses (Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced) as a Self Assessment course and recieve £30 discount.
Order any two courses and recieve £10 discount. You can stagger the start dates of the courses.
A 10 class course providing guided translation practice. Each class looks at a different inscription combining, shabtis, scarabs, stela and wall inscriptions. Requirements: Must be at least intermediate level (if you are unsure I can send you a level test), and a copy of Gardiner's Egyptian Grammar or Faulkner's Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian. These are not included in the price, and both are available from Amazon. They will be useful for vocabulary.
Hieroglyphic Translation Practice 2 : Shabtis
An 11 class course providing guided translation practice. Each class looks at a different shabti inscription. This is good practice for reading real inscriptions with the gaps and damage that you would naturally see on museum artefacts. Requirements: Must be at least intermediate level (if you are unsure I can send you a level test), and a copy of Gardiner's Egyptian Grammar or Faulkner's Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian. These are not included in the price, and both are available from Amazon. They will be useful for vocabulary.
£100 - 11 Classes
Buy Hieroglyph Translation Practice and Hieroglyphic Translation Practice 2: Shabtis together for a discount £185 - 21 Classes.
Have you got a copy of Alan Gardiner's Egyptian grammar and tried to work your way through the exercises?
Frustrated there is no answer book?
Why not go through the 33 exercises with the guidance of a teacher in this correspondence course?
For each chapter there will be simplified explanations of the grammar points, and then send the answers to each exercise to me to be marked, and commented on.
Please note the text book is NOT included in the price of the course.
Outline -This course was a basic introduction to ancient Egyptian history and covered religious myths and the pantheon that they introduce, an introduction to the ideology of kingship and how this developed into propagandistic texts. We also covered the burial rites and practices including mummification and the burial itself, also looking at the significance of the tomb design and role.
New Audio Lectures
Short lectures on aspects of Egyptian religion, to listen to as an MP3 or WMA. These lectures last between 25-30 minutes and acts as an introduction to ancient Egyptian religion.
Introduction to Egyptian religion - an overview of religion, the pantheon and the nature of god in ancient Egypt.
Creation myths -
Learn about the creation myths of ancient Egyptians, and the importance to the wider religion.
The Solar Cults of ancient Egypt - an introduction to the various forms of the sun god from Ra, through to the Benu Bird.
Everyday religion for the ancient - Egyptians introduces us to personal gods, practices and concerns of the ordinary people of Egypt.
- The preservation of the body was important to the funerary beliefs. Learn the processes of mummification, from the evidence surviving.
The role of the temple was different to the modern role of the church, and was in fact fundamental to the Egyptian community.
The cult of the ka was practiced in order to aid the deceased in rebirth into the afterlife.
Introduction to Archaeology