Sussex Egyptology Society – Myths About Egyptian Hieroglyphs

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Start time: 14:00

End time: 16:30

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Best selling author and Egyptologist to give talk in Worthing

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Dr Bill Manley is a best-selling author whose latest book, The Oldest Book in the World, was published by Thames & Hudson in June. That volume has been described by Stephen Fry as “A superb book, in its own way as exciting as any excavation of a tomb. More exciting, perhaps, because it breathes life rather than death.”

Bill taught Egyptology and Coptic at the Universities of Glasgow, Liverpool and London for three decades and was Senior Curator for Ancient Egypt at National Museums Scotland. These days he is Co-Director of Egyptology Complutense, and Honorary President of Egyptology Scotland.

Bill’s talk is entitled Typical Myths About Egyptian Hieroglyphs and How To Read Them. All sorts of misconceptions and half-truths about Egyptian hieroglyphic writing are happily passed along from generation to generation, and not only in Wikipedia! Here Bill takes a look at some of the most most persistent or more blatant misconceptions, and how they arise.

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Adult: £5 to non-members


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Name: Sussex Egyptology Society



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Address: Davison School For Girls, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 2JX

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