Teaching hieroglyphs at Sennari House

11-12-2017 08:56 PM

Sanaa’ Farouk

The18th century Beit al-Sennari (Sennari House), a magnificent sample of Islamic architecture which is now affiliated to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) and used its cultural venue in Cairo, is organising on 19 December a course on “Teaching ancient Egyptian language ‘hieroglyphic’- level 1”.
Held every Tuesday, the course will be given by Dr Maysara Abdullah Hussein, assistant professor at Cairo University’s Faculty of Antiquities.
The first level will include an introduction to hieroglyphs based on Gardiner’s textbook, and the grammatical bases of hieroglyphic, as well as phonetics.
Alan Gardiner (1879 – 1963) was an English Egyptologist, linguist, philologist, and independent scholar. He is regarded as one of the premier Egyptologists of the early and mid-20th century. Among his most important publications were his famous three editions of Egyptian Grammar and the correlated list of all Middle Egyptian hieroglyphs as Gardiner’s Sign List. Publishing ‘Egyptian Grammar’ produced one of the few available hieroglyphic printing fonts.

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