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Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs

2016 - Present1 SeasonReturning: Date TBAOn: Rent or Buy Only

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Season 01, Episode 01 Why Egypt Needed Hieroglyphs

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Oct 21, 2016
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Why Egypt Needed Hieroglyphs Oct 21, 2016 Before learning how to read and write hieroglyphs, you have to understand why ancient Egypt had to invent some form of writing. Central to this introductory lecture is a study of the Narmer Palette, whose writing would set standards and conventions that would be followed for 3,000 years.

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Season 01, Episode 02 The Ancient Egyptian Alphabet

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Oct 21, 2016
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The Ancient Egyptian Alphabet Oct 21, 2016 It's time to learn the hieroglyphic alphabet. Professor Brier shows you how to write each hieroglyph and how to position them, including a stylized hand ("D"), a horned viper ("F"), and two hieroglyphs for which English doesn't have a letter. Then, transcribe your name from English to ancient Egyptian.

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Season 01, Episode 03 How a Language Becomes Lost

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Oct 21, 2016
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How a Language Becomes Lost Oct 21, 2016 How is it possible for a language used by the world's greatest civilization to become lost? The answer, you'll learn, involves charting the rise and fall of ancient Egypt's spectacular kingdoms, as well as investigating the ways Christianity replaced hieroglyphs with Greek letters.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Napoleon in Egypt

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Oct 21, 2016
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Napoleon in Egypt Oct 21, 2016 Explore how hieroglyphs, and the ability to read them, was rediscovered during Napoleon's invasion of Egypt. Along the way, you'll consider the birth of Egyptology and the role of ushabtis, statues of servants buried with prominent Egyptians so they could avoid having to work in the next world.

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Season 01, Episode 05 Early Attempts to Decipher the Rosetta Stone

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Oct 21, 2016
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Early Attempts to Decipher the Rosetta Stone Oct 21, 2016 With the discovery of the Rosetta Stone by the French, the process of deciphering hieroglyphs could begin. But early attempts were thrown off by what Professor Brier calls the "Big Mistake". Here, examine the reasons why so many scholars made the error of treating hieroglyphs like picture writing.

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Season 01, Episode 06 William Bankes and the Keys to Decipherment

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Oct 21, 2016
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William Bankes and the Keys to Decipherment Oct 21, 2016 Learn how several key discoveries showed how to decipher hieroglyphs the right way, and also shaped our understanding of ancient Egypt. First: a bilingual obelisk that extended the Egyptian alphabet. Second: the "Hall of Ancients", which contained the longest list of pharaohs ever discovered.

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Season 01, Episode 07 Jean-François Champollion Cracks the Code

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Oct 21, 2016
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Jean-François Champollion Cracks the Code Oct 21, 2016 Meet Jean- François Champollion, the first man in 2,000 years to read hieroglyphs and correct the "Big Mistake". After studying Champollion's vital contribution to the field, you'll spend time learning how to read and write biliterals: hieroglyphs that represent two sounds, one after the other.

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