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Could the pharaohs read hieroglyphics?

New research suggests that Egyptian royal children were educated and could probably read and write. "Relatively late sources suggest that even one of the first rulers of Egypt - Aha - mastered the writing skill. He was believed to be an author of a few medical treaties, although the reliability of

Earliest sample of Minoan hieroglyphics found on Crete

A sealstone made of red jasper and featuring the earliest example of Minoan hieroglphics has been found in Western Crete. A four-sided red jasper sealstone is among the finds unearthed during this season’s excavation of the Minoan peak sanctuary at Vrysinas, located south of the city of Rethymnon. The whole area

Mayan hieroglyphic stairway found in Mexico

A stairway covered in Maya hieroglyphics has been uncovered in Campeche, Mexico. Typically, hieroglyphic stairways are part of the central or core elements of the elite ruling class, however, this was not the case at El Palmar because the building was located on the outskirts of the site, away from the center.

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