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03/03/2018 - 07:00hs

Course ‘Writings of Ancient Egypt’ begins in March

Researcher Cintia Gama will teach seven classes on Saturdays, from March 24 to June 23, at Casa-Museu Ema Klabin, in São Paulo. Registrations are open.

São Paulo – The focus of the course “Writings of Ancient Egypt” is on presenting Ancient Egypt via texts. It will include seven meetings on Saturdays, beginning on March 24 and ending on June 23. The classes will be taught by researcher Cintia Gama at Casa Museu Ema Klabin, in Jardim Europa district, city of São Paulo.

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Classes will offer basic concepts of hieroglyphics and Egyptian literature

Professor Cintia Gama told ANBA that the course will offer basic concepts on the meaning of hieroglyphics and will study Egyptian texts, from the Book of the Dead and funerary texts to texts in the pyramids, offering formulas and historic and ritualistic texts of Ancient Egypt.

“These texts cover various themes, from epic tales, romance and adventure, to Egyptians’ viewpoint on day-to-day life in the world of the dead, the transformation of the sun and stars. In the historic texts we also see the great actions by the pharaohs written by themselves, what they had done, father-to-son teachings, up to how to behave in society,” said Gama.

According to her, the course is for everyone interested in knowing a little more about the Egyptian culture. “It’s great to offer another aspect of this culture aside pyramids and pharaohs; the course will show that Egyptians from five thousand years ago have much to do with our current culture and literature, with adventure stories, princes and princesses, advices and magic,” he said.


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Cintia Gama is a doctor of Ancient Egyptian Religion from Sorbonne

Cintia Gama is a doctor of Ancient Egyptian Religion from Sorbonne (EPHE – École Pratique des Hautes Études). In Paris, was scientific adviser at the Department of Antiquities of the Louvre Museum, was part of three archaeological missions to Egypt, has a master’s degree in Archeology from the Rio de Janeiro Federal University (UFRJ) and a major in History from University of São Paulo (USP).

She’s been living in São Paulo for a little over a year and is currently pursuing post-doctorate studies on History of Food, is a professor of History of Gastronomy and Coordinator of the Gastronomy course at Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas (FMU).

Quick info
Course “Writtings of Ancient Egypt”
Professor Cintia Gama
Begins on March 24, from 3 pm to 5 pm
Seven classes on Saturdays until June 23
BRL 450 (USD 142.25)
30 openings
Registrations at www.emaklabin.org.br
Fundação Ema Klabin - Rua Portugal, 43, Jardim Europa, São Paulo

*Translated by Sérgio Kakitani

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