Digital hieratic palaeography

The Altägyptische Kursivschriften project at Mainz University has made the beta version of its database available online.

Check it out at

The database presents an updated version of Möller’s Hieratische Paläographie. Its main feature is a dynamic grapheme list containing vector images of hieratic glyphs from various periods in Egyptian history. Using this tool, different writing styles can easily be searched, compared and analysed. The database also contains detailed data about each text source, with links to external information such as objects in museums and the Deir el-Medina database.

The website is well designed and functions smoothly. A digital stride forward in the study of Hieratic!

Note: With my screen resolution and 100% zoom in Google Chrome, I was not able to view the filter panel on the left. At 90% this worked.

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