Ancient Egyptian Manuscripts: Writing, Materiality, Technology (HA)

Subject associations
REL 404 / CLA 404 / HUM 404
Fall 2019
Verena Maria Franziska Lepper
Registrar description

In this course the different types of manuscripts, languages and texts from Ancient Egypt will be discussed. Papyrus is a prominent material from Ancient Egypt and we will study several examples in Princeton Collections. We will also discuss the use of modern techniques in manuscript studies like databases, ink analysis, x-ray and computer tomography. An overview will be given of the different materials including those from Elephantine Island. At the end, the students will curate a small exhibition demonstrating the specialties of ancient Egyptian manuscripts.