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Bloomsbury Summer School

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Fascinated by ancient civilisations?

We offer anyone with any level of knowledge, inspiring short courses on ancient Egypt and other areas of the ancient world.

2024 Course timetable

Saturday 20 January

A Taste of Graeco-Roman Hieroglyphs and Cryptographic Writing

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Course Director: Dr Luigi Prada (Uppsala University)


Saturday 20 January

09:45* – 10:00
Participants login to Google Meet*; BSS Director’s Welcome Address

10:00 – 11:15
1. Graeco-Roman Hieroglyphs and their Language + Focus: Some common signs and the principles behind them


11:45 – 13:00
2. Studying Graeco-Roman Hieroglyphs: The right tools for the job + Focus: More common signs and the principles behind them

Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:15
3. Textual Production in Graeco-Roman Hieroglyphs + Focus: Reading examples from Ptolemaic priestly stelae and Roman obelisks


15:45 – 17:00
4. Cryptographies or Hidden Writing from New Kingdom to Graeco-Roman times + Focus: The inscription of Somtutefnakht


* All times are London UK time

Timetables, once published, are unlikely to change, but remain provisional until the first day of the course.