Egyptology II (writing culture) (2nd ed.)

The course aims to present an introduction to the writing’s culture in the pharaonic civilization (forms of writing, evolution of the language, relations of Egypt with other writings). Part of the course is dedicated to the forms of the writing and its connection with the text, focusing the nature of the hieroglyphs.
The course also introduces to the ancient Egyptian literature and its topics (genders, main features, and the tradition of texts).

Attendance and Credentials

Attendance Certificate


Arts and Humanities

Training hours




Course Mode





7 weeks



Course Status


Enrollments Start

Jan 16, 2019

Course Opens

Feb 4, 2019

Tutoring Starts

Feb 4, 2019

Tutoring Stops

Feb 26, 2019

Soft Tutoring

Feb 27, 2019

Course Closed

May 31, 2019
At the end of the course, the student of Egittologia II will acquire basic skills in writing culture of the pharaonic Egypt. These skills are part of the curriculum of “Archeologia”, specifically Ancient Near East, and are connected with the disciplines of the Ancient Near East and the ancient Mediterranean.
Attendance at the course of "Egyptology I" is recommended.

Roccati, Introduzione allo studio dell'Egiziano.

Allen, Middle Egyptian.

Ciampini, La lingua dell’antico Egitto.

Lichtheim, Ancient Egyptian Literature, voll. I-III (Parti).

The course is structured in 7 didactic units that include video lectures, forums and assessment tests.
You can earn Attendance Certificate and Open badge by completing all the included video-lessons and the final tests of each section, answering correctly to minimum 70% of questions.

Gli studenti iscritti al corso di laurea triennale in Conservazione e gestione dei beni e delle attività culturali dell'Università Ca' Foscari Venezia che seguono il corso di Egittologia II (Lingua Medio Egiziana), dopo aver sostenuto l'esame di Egittologia I (codice FT0054, 12 CFU, I parte; codice FT0055, 6 CFU) possono contattare il prof. Ciampini [] allegando l'attestato di partecipazione al fine di sostenere l'esame orale.