FW: Hieroglyphic Workshop Featured-in Egypt!
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From: Ron Fellows [SMTP:rfellows@...]
Sent: Friday, August 06, 1999 4:01 PM
Subject: Hieroglyphic Workshop Featured-in Egypt!
SAN DIEGO-The Archaeological Institute of America, San Diego Society offers
a two-week program for those who would like to learn to read ancient
Egyptian hieroglyphic writing. The program is led by Egyptologist Ron
Fellows, Executive Vice President of the AIA San Diego Society and co-author
of the new text HIEROGLYPHS FOR TRAVELERS with Thomas F. Mudloff of
Northwestern University and the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.
The group will leave for Egypt February 5th, 2000 and return the 19th. Upon
arrival in Cairo, the program begins with a brief lecture and introduction
to the text that takes the group through the concept of direct translation
into English, a method of reading the ancient writing without years of
arduous study. To begin, participants will translate glyphs on
Tutankhamon's alabaster cup in the Cairo Museum. The same day they will
read the curse at the entrance to the tomb of Idu before entering the
tomb...if they dare. Idu was a royal letter scribe of Khufu, builder of the
That's on the first day. By the third day participants will translate the
text of Hatshepsut's 100-foot Obelisk at Karnak Temples. By the fourth day
they will read the names of kings in the cartouches at he famous King List
at Abydos. All this is just the beginning of an educational tour that is
great fun too. To quote one of the participants in our tour last year,
"When I go on an archaeological trip, I go to learn and enjoy. The San
Diego Society study tour fulfilled my learning requirements 100 percent.
Our talented escorts made the learning experience a complete joy. Did we
have fun? Yes, every minute we did." (Ginnie Nichols)
Enrollment is limited. For information or itinerary see our Web site at
http://www.theglyph.com/itin.html <http://www.theglyph.com/itin.html> or
E-mail rfellows@... <mailto:rfellows@...> with your name and
address and phone number.
Oh, yes, the book is free to our participants and is not available through
any other tour program. Register by September 10th and save $50 per person.
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