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Get an Intro to Writing Hieroglyphics with Bibliotheca’s Alexandrina’s Online Course

The course is available on the library’s website “Hieroglyphics Step by Step” on Wednesday 20th May from 12pm-1pm.

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Hieroglyphics are incredible. Fact. Also fact: they're really really hard to read and write. Really, haven't you ever wondered what it would be like to channel our forefathers and use hieroglyphics on your own? A lovestruck sonnet or a haiku that you stuff in your drawer, or perhaps some traditional dirty graffiti in a dusty corridor? Well, we’ve got some good news for you. Bibliotheca Alexandrina are hosting an online 1-hour introductory hieroglyphics course to get you to the basics of the ancient language to be held on Wednesday 20th May from 12 PM-1 PM. The course is accessible through their “Hieroglyphics Step-by-Step” website and will be conducted by Dr. Ahmed Mansour, the director of the library’s calligraphy centre and Professor John Hosny, their Ancient Egyptian Language expert.

“Hieroglyphics Step-by-Step” is the first interactive website in Egypt that teaches hieroglyphics, and targets students and anyone interested in Ancient Egyptian languages. Launched in 2015, the site contains material in both English and Arabic, featuring both classes, tests and vocabulary lists.

Head over to for more info.