Royersford Public Library will host Ancient Alphabet of the Pharaohs on Wednesday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m. This presentation will be lead by Dr. Stacie Olson. It is the third in a series of lectures from the Penn Museum’s Outreach Lecture Program. This talk will teach you how to write your name in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. A brief lecture will introduce you to the ancient alphabet and its writing system. You will learn how the Egyptians used small pictures to write their language, without vowels, capital letters, or punctuation. After the lecture you may use special stamps to write your name on a cartouche and feel like royalty.
Dr. Olson completed her Ph.D. in Egyptian Archaeology at the University of Penn. She earned her B.A. in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology from Bryn Mawr College. Dr. Olson’s field experience includes a summer field school in Arizona as well as work on excavations at the site of Lachish, Israel and at the Pennsylvania-Yale Expedition to Abydos, Egypt.
The Outreach Lecture Program is sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The fee for this lecture is being funded by the Bard Foundation. This lecture is suitable for adults and interested school-age children. Please call the library to register for this lecture – (610) 948-7277. Royersford Public Library is a branch of the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library. It is located at 200 South Fourth Avenue in Royersford.