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Egypt Hieroglyphics

If you’ve ever stared at Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and wondered what they say, a recently published book is about to unlock the mystery!

Published as a Penguin Classic, Writings from Ancient Egypt by Toby Wilkinson opens the door to readers of writings from an ancient civilization.

NovaNext, elucidating a recent article that appeared in The Guardian, says:

Toby Wilkinson, a fellow of Clare College in the U.K., wants to change that. He’s publishing a book that, for the first time, amasses the writings of ancient Egyptians and translates it into English for the general public. His goal is to make the culture of ancient Egypt, as well as its literary canon, more accessible to people outside his small corner of academia.” (NovaNext, 23 August 2016)

Penguin Classics describes this work as a “groundbreaking publication” making the writings of an ancient civilzation accessible, for the first time, to the general reader.

Some snippets – translations of Ancient Egyptian stories – included in these two articles, makes this book a very tempting addition to my bookshelf!

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Some of you may have noticed the publication in January this year of a Google Doodle honouring our very own May Gibbs!

Celebrating what would have been her 136th birthday, it certainly was a nice surprise to open Google.com and see this Doodle made up of gum nuts and leaves!

May Gibbs Google Doodle

I really love Google Doodles.  They never fail to bring a smile to my face and I just love sharing my morning ‘find’ with family, friends and work colleagues.  I’m in awe of both the creativity and the ingenuity of their creators.

If you are keen to keep track of them, or just want to go back in time to have a look at some of the many Google Doodles that have been developed, check out this link.

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