Hieroglyphs: unlocking ancient Egypt - a talk by Ilona Regulski (the Curator of Egyptian Written Cu

This talk is FREE (suggested donation £3), however, booking is essential as space is limited. A valid Museum ticket is required to visit the British Museum Touring Exhibition Egyptian hieroglyphs: unlock the mystery and the Museum's galleries. 

The lecture will chart the race to decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs and explore the inscribed objects that helped scholars unlock one of the world’s oldest civilisations. The Rosetta Stone will be discussed alongside some of its ancient copies and the very inscriptions scholars studied in their quest to understand ancient Egypt. The lecture will illustrate how an increased understanding of these written sources has unlocked one of the world’s oldest civilisations and helped us to understand how the ancients viewed and experienced the world.

Adult education and learning
Mental health support