Liverpool Egyptology Seminars Presents: Joshua Roberson (Memphis)

Liverpool Egyptology Seminars Presents: Joshua Roberson (Memphis)

5:00pm - 6:00pm / Thursday 15th July 2021
Type: Webinar / Category: Department / Series: Egyptology Seminar Series
  • Suitable for: Anyone.
  • Admission: Free.
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For most of their history, the ancient Egyptians occasionally made use of non-standard orthographies alongside the regular Hieroglyphic script. During the New Kingdom, this practice was refined and expanded as a “normal” system of enigmatic writing, also known as cryptography. Cryptography in the New Kingdom appears primarily in certain cosmographic books of the Underworld and Sky, with occasional examples occurring also in divine hymns. Alongside those examples of the “normal” cryptographic script, more ornamental examples are known from a handful of New Kingdom temple inscriptions and royal titularies. This lecture will examine the systems of sign substitution employed in ancient Egyptian cryptography of all types, with select comparisons to other cryptographic systems, both ancient and modern.