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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

Moon script: the precursor to Braile

The cataloguer's Desk has a very interesting article about Moon script, which was the precursor to Braille. [Thx CanadaRockzz] As bibliophiles, how often do we stop to consider the ways sightless people experience books and reading? Prior to the mid-nineteenth century few options existed for the blind; several systems of

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