Egyptomania Series Program 2: Hieroglyphics

by  Cleveland Museum of Art

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Discover the ingenuity of one of the world's earliest civilizations through this lively series of four videoconferences:

2. Hieroglyphics
Learn how to decipher some of the "sacred writing" of Egypt in this fascinating look at a 4,000+ year old writing system.

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By Request: $145.00
By Request Premium: $130.00

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45-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Adult Learners

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Primary Disciplines

Fine Arts, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

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Programs are non-refundable, however cancellations due to technical difficulties, school closings, or those received 48 hours in advance may be rescheduled for no additional charge. Rescheduling is subject to availability.

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Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland, Ohio
United States

Distance Learning for adult audiences at The Cleveland Museum of Art allows lifelong learners to connect with the CMA and enrich their studies of history and visual arts through our collection of art and artifacts from around the world. Through live, interactive videoconferencing, students participate in conversations with museum educators that are two-way and fully interactive.

Virtual learning for PreK-12 students offers connections
with the CMA collection through live, interactive video sessions with a
CMA educator. Explore artworks through discussion, writing, drawing,
and movement.

Lessons are designed for grades Pre-K–12 and are designed to support standards.

Arielle Levine

Program Details


1. Open discussion with students’ previous knowledge on Egyptian culture.
2. Discuss importance of written communication
3. Compare and contrast hieroglyphics to English writing
4. Introduce students to hieroglyphics through related artifacts such as mummy cases, sculpture and architectural fragments


1. To introduce students to the symbolic nature of written languages.
2. To compare similarities and differences between hieroglyphs and the English alphabet.
3. To acquaint students with the role of the scribe and his importance in ancient Egypt.
4. To investigate the materials, techniques and equipment used to produce hieroglyphic inscriptions.