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What Do Egyptian Hieroglyphs Say?

Lecture no. 14 from the course: Writing and Civilization: From Ancient Worlds to Modernity

What Do Egyptian Hieroglyphs Say?

Taught by Professor Marc Zender | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

Join Professor Zender as he reads hieroglyphs that Champollion’s efforts helped to recover from oblivion, and see how you too can learn to decipher this blend of phonetic signs, logograms, and semantic signs. Also, consider the interaction of Egyptian writing and culture, including how the practice of damnatio memoriae was used to strike names from official records.

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