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Lecture

Digital epigraphy: an effective technique in the documentation and distinguishing of ‘hands’ that painted hieroglyphs?

Date
Wednesday 9 May 2018
Time
Location
Lipsius
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden
Room
228


Digital epigraphy:

An effective technique in the documentation and distinguishing of ‘hands’ that painted hieroglyphs?

The robust distinguishing of ‘hands’ that painted hieroglyphs faces considerable challenges when attempted through traditional printed publication. A forthcoming project in the tomb of Inherkhau (TT 359) at Deir el-Medina aims to assess the effectiveness of digital techniques when it comes to differentiating the hieroglyphic ‘hands’ of scribe/draughtsmen Nebnefer and Hormin. Digital epigraphy is one the techniques being employed to achieve this aim. The project will experiment with the Lenovo Yoga Book to gauge how effectively it conducts digital epigraphy in the field.

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