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Klassiek Egyptisch 2

Vak 2011-2012

Admission requirements

Students who wish to take this course must have successfully completed the course Klassiek Egyptisch I 5702VKE1W.


This course develops skills in reading hieroglyphic texts of considerable literary merit from the classical stages of the ancient Egyptian language, including Old Egyptian and Middle Egyptian. The texts read in the course will center on one or more themes found in texts in the Pyramid and Coffin Texts.

Course objectives

At the end of this course, students will have developed their practical knowledge of grammar and extended their Egyptian vocabularies. They will also be able to synthesize ideas built out of primary and secondary sources.


First semester, blocks 1 and 2, meeting once per week. Timetables

Mode of instruction


Assessment method

  • Mid-term examination: 35%. Final examination: 65%.
  • The mid-term and final examinations will involve the transliteration, translation, and parsing of hieroglyphic texts.
  • The final examination cannot be taken by a student who has missed more than two (2) classes without special approval of the “examencommissie.”


Detailed course information, reading materials, and hieroglyphic texts are distributed through Blackboard

Reading list

Reading materials and hieroglyphic texts are distributed through Blackboard.


Exchange and Study Abroad students, please see the Study in Leiden website for information on how to apply.

Contact information

The instructor Dr H.M. Hays.