Academic year
2018/2019 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
FT0056 (AF:284871 AR:160320)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
2nd Semester
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The course is part of the base disciplines, curriculum of Archaeology, Bachelor's Degree programme in Conservation of Cultural Heritage and Performing Arts Management.
The course belongs to the sectors of archaeological learning, with a specific subject connected with the culture of the written text and classical language of pharaonic Egypt. The course will provide the basic tools for the comprehension of a text in classical Egyptian language, together with basic knowledge of the culture of text and literature (on-line part).
This knowledge contributes to the basic competences in a wider frame of historical-archaeological disciplines.
At the end of the course, the student of Egittologia II will acquire basic skills in language and 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 to the course of “Egyptology I” (see “Other”). Attendance to the courses on the ancient Mediterranean and ancient Near East is highly suggested.
Elements of Middle Egyptian (grammar) for reading a text.
Writing culture in pharaonic Egypt; introduction to the Egyptian literature (on-line).
- Ability in the comprehension of a Muddle Egyptian text.
- Basic knowledge of writing culture, as part of wider skills in the historical-archaeological context.
Maturity in the approach to the ancient literature culture.
Roccati, Introduzione allo studio dell'Egiziano.
Lichtheim, Ancient Egyptian Literature (parts).
Other titles signalized:
Gardiner, Egyptian Grammar.
Allen, Middle Egyptian.
Materials and notes.
Reading, translation and commentary of a text analyzed during the lessons.
Litterature: themes of the litterary culture from the volums of M. Lichtheim; presentation of a litterary gender and samples, chosen by the student.
Lessons on grammar.
Alalysis of the text for the exam.
On-line part: introduction to the writings in Egypt. Elements of literature.
Attendance is highly recommended.
Attendance to the on-line part of the course ( ) is part of the exam programme.
The exam of “Egyptology II” can be taken only after the exam of “Egyptology I”.
Exam of “Egyptology” 12 CFU (FT0054): the exam of “Egyptology II” is the second and final part of the whole exam; for the first part of the exam (always written), see “Egyptology I”.
Students interested in the Ancient Near East may also choose:
History of the Ancient Near East, Assiriology, Archaeology and Art History of the Ancient Near East, Semitic Philology, Phenician-Punic Archaeology, Prehistory and protohistory of the eastern Mediterranean.
Graduation thesis: attendance and exams “Egyptology I” and “Egyptology II”; average grade not lesser than 25/30.

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Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 09/04/2018