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The Mouse becomes Vizier in Ancient Egypt

Originally posted on DIANABUJA'S BLOG: Africa, The Middle East, Agriculture, History and Culture:
Revised 23 May 2014   Examples of hieroglyphic (top) and the same text in hieratic (bottom). Source –               http://www.schillerinstitute.org…

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An Ancient Egyptian Love Poem

A love poem of the New Kingdom* likens the passion of the lover to the intensity of a gazelle as it flees the hunter: O that you came to your sister [lover] swiftly, Like a bounding gazelle in the wild;Its … Continue reading

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