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Workshop: How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs
Saturday, October 23, 2004 - 9:30am to Saturday, October 23, 2004 - 4:00pm

Ever wondered what all the signs on Egyptian temples and tombs mean and how to read them? Do Egyptian hieroglyphs write words or sounds? How and when were Egyptian hieroglyphs first deciphered? How do we pronounce and translate hieroglyphs?

The answers to these questions will be addressed in this unique hands-on workshop. Lectures and progressive in-class exercises will teach you the basics of how the Egyptian hieroglyphic system works, all in an effort to start you on the road to reading simple inscriptions and understanding the concept of language in ancient Egypt.

Presenter John Sarr, has been teaching the basics of ancient Egyptian in academic and private settings for almost 20 years, created the material for the session and has led similar workshops for archeological and museum groups in Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Sponsored by the American Research Center in Egypt in cooperation with the Middle East Studies Center of PSU. For more information or to register please call 503-725-4074.

Location: Room 249, Shattuck Hall

Cost: IN ADVANCE: $40 general, $35 ARCE members, $25 full-time students. AT THE DOOR ADD $5.00. Payable by cash or check. Includes workshop fee, materials, and refreshments. Brown bag or lunch on your own.