The School of Archaeology,Classics and Egyptology
The Languages of the Rosetta Stone
Wednesday 21st March 2012
9.30am – 4pm
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The key to the decipherment of Egyptian Hieroglyphs was the discovery of the Rosetta Stone. The Stone was discovered on 25th July 1799 during defensive works at Fort St. Julian at el-Rashid (ancient Rosetta),by an engineer named Pierre François Xavier Bouchard (one of Napoleon’s team during his Egyptian campaign of 1798-1801). The 112.3 cm tall,75.7 cm wide,and 28.4 cm thick fragment of stone is inscribed in three scripts:fourteen remaining lines of Hieroglyphs,thirty-two lines of a later stage of the ancient Egyptian language known as Demotic,and fifty-three lines of Greek.
Through a series of lectures this day will introduce the stone,its history,its importance and its languages. You will learn about how Greek,and Ancient Egyptian were used in Egypt,and learn how to read small portions of them through looking at the text of the stone.
The fee for the day is £30,including all course materials and light refreshments.
Some free places are available for University of Liverpool staff and students:please contact the organisers.
Structure of the Day
|10.00-11.00||Introduction to the Stone and its History|
|11.30-12.30||Greek & the Rosetta Stone|
|13.30-14.30||Egyptian &the Rosetta Stone|
|15.00-16.00||Reading the Text &Q&A|
The day will be taught by staff from Archaeology,Classics &Egyptology at the University of Liverpool:
Dr Amy Coker (University Teacher in Greek and Latin)
Dr Glenn Godenho (University Teacher in Egyptology)
Light refreshments will be provided in the breaks,and there are a range of coffee bars and a public house on the campus,alongside vending machines in various departments. A wide choice of food is available,including vegetarian and healthy options.
The Rosetta Stone Day will be held in the Garstang Museum,School of Archaeology,Classics and Egyptology, 14 Abercromby Square,University of Liverpool,Liverpool L69 7WZ.
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If you have any questions,please do not hesitate to contact us (our details are on the contacts page).
The University of Liverpool is a leading international centre for the study of the ancient world – from the archaeology of human evolution,through ancient Egypt and the Near East to Greek and Roman history,culture and literature,and Iron Age Europe.
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