Reading Middle Egyptian Hieratic, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 5 days
  • English
The Summer School “Reading Middle Egyptian Hieratic” is  an academic program offered by the University of Pisa, aimed at training its participants to read and interpretate literary and documentary texts of Ancient Egypt (Middle Egyptian, 2000-1500 BC) in their original script (hieratic and hieroglyphs).


By investigating different types of documents, participants will acquire self confidence in approaching autonomously ancient Egyptian writings in Middle Egyptian, especially those written in hieratic.

All courses will be taught by international leading experts with privileged access to current research: Dr. Rune Nyord (Christ’s College, Cambridge); Dr. Antonio Morales (Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid); Dr. Gianluca Miniaci (University of Pisa).

The Summer School “Reading Middle Egyptian Hieratic” is  an academic program offered by the University of Pisa.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

The objective of the school is to provide strong ability in reading and interpreting ancient Egyptian documents in hieratic and hieroglyphs, beyond basic knowledge. This will be achieved through three different levels:

1) Decoding hieratic script (basic);

2) Intensive practice of reading (hieratic sources) supervised by teachers;

3) Focus on grammar issues related to the Middle Kingdom texts.


Dr. Gianluca Miniaci 

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

  • The course is open to EU (including University of Pisa students) and non-EU applicants. Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of Middle Egyptian (language and script). No previous knowledge of hieratic is required.
  • Knowledge of Middle Egyptian and English language

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 750 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 5 days.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 750 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 5 days.
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Living costs for Pisa

  • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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