Egyptian Hieroglyphs 1

Course content

The teaching consists of lectures (in Norwegian/Danish or English if needed) which introduce the hieroglyphic script and the use of study aids like dictionaries and sign lists. Then follows a basic introduction to word and sentence construction in Middle Egyptian which should enable the student to translate simple text passages. The teaching includes translation exercises from Egyptian to Danish (or English) and from Danish (or English) into Egyptian.


Fagstudieordning Bacheloruddannelserne i assyriologi, nærorientalsk arkæologi og ægyptologi, 2019

Fagstudieordning Bachelortilvalg i assyriologi, nærorientalsk arkæologi og ægyptologi, 2019

Learning outcome

BA 2019-ordning:
Egyptian Hieroglyphs 1 (aktivitetskode HÆGB00141E)
BA tilvalg 2019-ordning:
Egyptian Hieroglyphs 1 (aktitivitetskode HÆGB10091E)

Classroom lectures.

James P. Allen, Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs (Cambridge University Press, 2000), samt ordbog, f.eks. R. O. Faulkner, A Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian, Oxford 1962.

It is expected that the students can read English literature

Type of assessment
Criteria for exam assessment
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Preparation
  • 325,5
  • Lectures
  • 84
  • Exam
  • 3
  • English
  • 412,5