Learn Hieroglyphs with Fefi - Circa - NCMA - North Carolina Museum of Art
Fefi

Fefi was the overseer of the pyramid complex of King Pepy I at Saqqara; he was also a lector priest, nobleman, and scribe. With plenty of free time in his afterlife, Fefi blogs about hieroglyphs in the NCMA’s Egyptian collection.

Comments (6)

  1. Laurie - Reply

    May 27, 2015

    What a great idea, Fefi! I hope you’re not too rusty after 4,000 years! It’s been a while since you were a scribe …
  2. Rhonda Wilkerson - Reply

    May 28, 2015

    thanks for sharing Fefi. I look forward to more! Helped me correct a few mistakes in my understanding of how to talk about this door. If you have time check out the oba's door in the African Gallery.
  3. Ken Fortier - Reply

    May 28, 2015

    Yes, but keyboard is much easier than papyrus and vowels make it a cinch!
  4. Velvet Rattelade - Reply

    May 28, 2015

    How fun!! I'm looking forward to learning the meanings and being able to incorporate some hieroglyphs in my personal art to add some of my thoughts. Yay!
  5. Alida - Reply

    May 29, 2015

    Welcome back to our world, dear Fefi! I so look forward to learning more from you and thank you for sharing your knowledge.
  6. Pat Reese - Reply

    June 10, 2015

    Please keep me informed and give me plenty of time to plan a journey to Raleigh as I am in Greensboro, but this topic has always interested me and I have been to Egypt in the 1980s.
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