Basic Lessons in Hieratic

This series of lessons in reading Hieratic is written with the aim of helping those who wish to learn this style of Egyptian writing.  While there are a number of books and other resources for learning the Hieroglyphic form of Egyptian writing, there practically nothing available for learning Hieratic.  I hope that this will help to fill the gap a little.

I am not an expert at reading Hieratic, in fact I am just learning it myself.  Creating these lessons is my way of being both teacher and student in teaching myself to read Hieratic.  Hopefully they will succeed in this, and also in helping others to learn.

You will also need to install the Transliteration font on your computer, if it is not installed yet. You can download this  here for  PC  or here for Mac .  You will have to restart your browser for the new font to be recognized.

These pages are best viewed with Netscape Navigator 3 or higher at a screen resolution of 800X600.

The automatic mailing forms used on the exercise pages don't appear to work properly with Internet Explorer.  Those of you using Internet Explorer may have to send your comments or answers to the exercises the hard way with your e-mail program.

- Stephen Fryer
04/12/09

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