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Livestream Masterclass- Ancient Carvings: Writing Your Own (Secret) Messages in Ancient Scripts

Do you want to learn about ancient scripts and do you want to carve your own (secret) messages into bars of soaps (as if they were ancient Greek wax tablets)? Learn about writing your own messages in ancient scripts with Dr. Martine Diepenbroek, a Dutch Classicist and Ancient historian.

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Livestream Masterclass- Ancient Carvings: Writing Your Own (Secret) Messages in Ancient Scripts
Livestream Masterclass- Ancient Carvings: Writing Your Own (Secret) Messages in Ancient Scripts

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٢٢ أبريل ٢٠٢٣، ١٢:٠٠ م – ١:٠٠ م غرينتش-٤

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Previous participation and previous knowledge are not required. 

Do you want to learn about ancient scripts and do you want to carve your own (secret) messages into bars of soaps (as if they were ancient Greek wax tablets)?

When thinking of communication security, you probably think of banks, computer systems and secret services like the FBI and CIA. Yet, communication security is as old as the hills! The Greeks, Romans, and Near Eastern people knew dozens of ways to hide confidential communication from the enemies. This is known as cryptography and steganography.

In this Masterclass we will discuss Homer’s story of Bellerophon. We will take a look at different kinds of scripts and types of messages used in Greece, Rome and the Near East to find out more about the role of writing and literacy in ancient societies.Then we will write our own secret messages into bars of soap. What will you write? And in what language?

Led by Dr. Martine Diepenbroek. Martine is a Dutch Classicist and Ancient historian with a PhD in Classics and Ancient History from the University of Bristol. She is currently working on secret communication in the Ancient World, and is affiliated to the University of Johannesburg as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow.

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