Learn Hieroglyphics at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina
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As part of the Bibliotheca
Alexandrina’s role in increasing general knowledge and cultural awareness in
all fields, the Calligraphy Center is organizing a language-training course to
teach the ancient Egyptian language (Hieroglyphics).
Dr. Abdel Halim Nour El Din, Director of the Calligraphy Center, said
that the initiative to organize Hieroglyphics teaching courses came in response
to requests from many Egyptian students who have realized that the ancient
Egyptian language is a major part of their studies in fields of Fine Arts and
Engineering. Courses will be given in four levels, adequate to all age stages
and all specializations. Certificates will be given to applicants upon passing
the assigned levels.
The four levels of the Hieroglyphics teaching course are meant to
acquaint the student with the basic rules for reading and writing the ancient
language. The course starts with a historical study of the ancient Egyptian
language and its symbols as well as several texts chosen from the daily life
events drawn on the walls of Pharaonic temples.
A number of specialized University professors will present lectures on
different topics of Egyptology as well as field visits to different museums.
Several films and CDs related to Egyptology will be shown during the course.
Courses will also be provided to children and teenagers during mid-year
recess as well as summer vacations, so that they too have the chance to know
their Ancient Egyptian Heritage.