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Reading and writing in Ancient Egypt

One of the most fascinating aspects of Ancient Egypt is the writing which covers the walls of temples and tombs. The use of pictures as words has intrigued people for centuries, but only since the discovery of the Rosetta Stone have Egyptologists been able to read these mysterious symbols.

In this introductory session I will teach students some of the basic signs and symbols, and introduce some simple Middle Egyptian words. This workshop also includes a worksheet with Egyptian names to read and space for students to write their own name.


Target audience: KS2

Length: 45 mins - 1 hour

Curriculum links: History, Art and Design