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Hieroglyphics and Coptic Scripts as African Innovations

The University of KwaZulu-Natal College of Humanities, in collaboration with the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, cordially invites you a webinar on

Hieroglyphics and Coptic Scripts as African Innovations


Dr. Kiopkoeech Araap Sambu completed a B.Com degree from the University of Nairobi, an MCIPS (UK), and a DLitt et Phil in Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the University of South Africa. He completed his post-doctoral studies in Egyptology at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, in 2002/3.

He is a member of the International Association of Egyptologists and Vice-President and CEO of Kass FM International LLC. He is the author of, “The Kalenjiin People’s Egypt Origin Legend Revisited: Was Isis Asiis? A Study in Comparative Religion”, and “The Misiri Legend Explored: A Linguistic Inquiry into the Kalenjiin People’s Oral Tradition of Ancient Egyptian Origin”.
From 1990-1993, he took a course in Coptic language and script at the Coptic Centre, Nairobi. In 1993 he did research in Israel and Egypt

Relying on the hieroglyphics and Coptic script that he had learned in order to gain a deeper understanding of the subject, Dr. Sambu completed his doctorate in Egyptology at the University of South Africa between 1997 and 2001.

His doctorate was titled: “Asis and Asiis: Eastern Africa’s Kalenjin people and their pharaonic origin legend: A comparative study.” In 2002/2003, he did practical classes on campus at the Egyptological Museum in Berlin, Germany. From 2006 to date, he has served as Vice-President and CEO, Kass FM International, LLC from Washington, DC, and from Kericho, Kenya, since 2019. Dr. Sambu regularly lectures to TV viewers and radio listeners on African pride topics based on lessons from Egyptology.

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Dr Kiopkoeech Araap Sambu (Vice-President and CEO, Kass Media Group)

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May 25 2022


GMT +2
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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