Medu Netcher - Egyptian Hieroglyphs

In this course you will be introduced to Medu Netcher (Divine Speech), the Kemetic (i.e. Ancient Egyptian) sacred language and script, commonly referred to as Egyptian hieroglyphs.
Associate Professor of Africana Studies at Howard University.

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In this course, Dr. Mario Beatty introduces you to Medu Netcher (Divine Speech), the Kemetic (i.e. Ancient Egyptian) sacred language and script, commonly referred to as Egyptian hieroglyphs. The course focuses on a phase of the language conventionally known as Middle Egyptian, dating from around 2100 BCE onwards. Using primarily the book by James Allen, Middle Egyptian (2014), the course will acquaint you with the fundamental elements of grammar and vocabulary in order to provide a unique and innovative examination of this African civilization from the inside through highlighting and translating numerous primary texts.  
Dr. Mario Beatty 
Mario Beatty, Associate Professor of Africana Studies, received his B.A. degree in Black World Studies at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, his M.A. degree in Black Studies at The Ohio State University, and his Ph.D. degree in African-American Studies at Temple University. He has taught at Morris Brown College, Bowie State University, and he served as Chairperson of the Department of African-American Studies at Chicago State University from 2007 to 2010. From 2004 to 2007, he served as an educational consultant for the School District of Philadelphia where he helped to write curriculum and to train teachers in the novel, district-wide mandatory course in African-American history. He currently serves as President of The Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations (ASCAC). His research interests include the Ancient Egyptian language, history, wisdom literature, astronomy in Ancient Egyptian religious texts, comparative analyses of African cultures, the image and use of ancient Africa in the African-American historical imagination, the theory and practice of African-American Studies, and Pan-Africanism.
Tuesdays at 10 a.m. ET in Knubia
Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology (Excerpt)     
Pharaoh Was a Good Egg, but Whose Egg Was He?   
The Birds of Ancient Egypt (Excerpt)   
The Eloquent Peasant   
The Nine Petitions of the Farmer Whose Speech is Good   
Translating Wordplay in the Eighth Petition of The Eloquent Peasant: A New Interpretation   
Celestial Sphere in Ancient Egypt  
On the Source of the Moon's Light in Ancient Egypt  
Martin Delany and Egyptology  
Hieroglyphic Transcription of the Instructions of Ptahhotep  
Women in Maxim 21 of the Instructions of Ptahhotep   
Man and His Double in Egyptian Ideology of the Old Kingdom Book by Andrey O. Bolshakov