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On the Literacy and Education of Ancient Egyptian Artists

Presented by Harvard Museums of Science and Culture and Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East at Online/Virtual Space

Feb 24 2022
On the Literacy and Education of Ancient Egyptian Artists

Could most ancient Egyptians read the hieroglyphs we strongly associate with their civilization? In this free virtual lecture, Dr. Dimitri Laboury examines Egyptian literacy at all levels of society.

Dimitri Laboury, Associate Professor of Ancient Egyptian Art History, Archaeology, History and History of Religions; Research Director, Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research in Ancient Egyptian Art History and Archaeology; Director of the Ancient Egyptian Art Historical Research Unit, University of Liège, Belgium

One of the salient characteristics of ancient Egypt undoubtedly is its hieroglyphic script. The “code” to decipher this writing system was cracked precisely two hundred

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