This ten-week intermediate-level course builds on beginners courses of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.

So, if you are ready for more hieroglyphic offerings, have completed some basic Egyptian hieroglyph courses and want to continue to build up your Egyptian language skills, then this course will provide further practice in reading Egyptian. Unlock and discover the Shipwrecked Sailor, Punt Expeditions and the Book of Coming Out into the Day! All materials will be provided.

To participate in this course, you should ensure that you already have some understanding of the following:
Different types of signs, their sounds, and meanings
Numbers (including duality and plurality)
Use of verbs and adjectives
Basic tense (such as sDm.n=f)

Online lessons will be held live at the following times (UK):
Tuesday 27th April, 19:00-21:00
Tuesday 4th May, 19:00-21:00
Tuesday 11th May, 19:00-21:00
Tuesday 18th May, 19:00-21:00
Tuesday 25th May, 19:00-21:00
Tuesday 1st June, 19:00-21:00
Tuesday 8th June, 19:00-21:00
Tuesday 15th June, 19:00-21:00
Tuesday 22nd June, 19:00-21:00
Tuesday 29th June, 19:00-21:00

Classes will not be recorded or available following the live streaming.


Dr Penelope (Penny) Wilson is Associate Professor of Egyptology in the Department of Archaeology at Durham University, UK. She is currently the Director of the EES Delta Survey Project, and Project Director of the joint EES/Durham University archaeological mission at Sais in the western Delta. Penny is a specialist in both Egyptian languages and field archaeology and since 2019 also sits on the Society’s Board of Trustees.


50% of your ticket fee will go toward the Society’s Delta Survey Fund.Thank you.

Members of the Egypt Exploration Society can book at a heavily discounted rate. If you’re not yet a member but would like to join in order to receive this discount, then please ensure that you have already joined here. Subscriptions from members include a donation to support and promote Egypt’s cultural heritage. If you are a Cairo Associate, then please contact our Cairo Office to reserve your discounted tickets: [email protected] 

Register for your place in advance using the links below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the course. Links for joining the event will be sent by email. If you do not receive your email, then please check your junk folders before contacting the Egypt Exploration Society. The course will be held on our Zoom platform and attendees will be able to interact by asking questions, using the chat and polls. It is not necessary to have a working webcam or microphone for this course.

Please ensure that you have read our guide to attending EES online events before the course begins.

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