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Rats and Related Creatures – Now, and in Graeco-Roman Egypt

Revised 21 May 2014   Saturday, as I was walking along the road to the village, I heard a ‘thunk – plop’ – and saw, out of the corner of my eye, something black falling from a nearby tree.  It … Continue reading

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The Mouse becomes Vizier in Ancient Egypt

Revised 23 May 2014   Tales of mice and cats, such as the following, were popular in ancient Egypt. They were generally written in Middle Egyptian hieratic, which is a cursive form of hieroglyphic.  These texts are excellent exercises for aspiring scribes (or, as … Continue reading

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