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Introduction to Ancient Egypt: King Tut, Mummies and Hieroglyphs!

April 22, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Egyptian hieroglyphs

Join us for a special program with John R. Sharp, author of Cartouches : Field Guide and Identification Key : Identify and Read Ancient Egyptian Royal Names. You will learn:

  • How to write simple hieroglyphs
  • How Champollion cracked the hieroglyphic code
  • What Carter found in King Tut’s tomb

This program is recommended for: upper elementary children grades 4 and up, teens & adults.

Registration recommended. Call Mililani Public Library at 808-627-7470 to save your seat. Walk-ins may be accepted if space is available.

John R. Sharp worked as a linguist and analyst for the U.S. Government for over 40 years, teaching and writing curricula for Modern Standard Arabic and several Arabic dialects. During his studies in Cairo, he became fascinated with Egyptology and the ancient Egyptian language, but was frustrated at not finding a good, searchable index of pharaohs’ cartouches (name rings), so he decided to make one himself, a project that took several decades. He has dedicated his career to making difficult things–the Arabic language, and now ancient Egyptian royal names–easier for the non-specialist. He lives in Mililani.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting and/or participating in library programming, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Please help to keep each other healthy.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change or cancellation.


April 22, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Recommended for

Adults, Children, Families, Teens


Oahu – Mililani
95-450 Makaimoimo St
Mililani, HI 96789 United States
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All public libraries will be closed for the upcoming state holidays:
Tuesday, March 26, for Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day and Friday, March 29, for Good Friday.