Monday, 12 November 2007


Today we wrote a message in hieroglyphics. We used paper as the ancient Egyptians may have done - ours being an A4 ruler pad in comparison to natural reed paper though.

I know they don't look at all impressive but it was difficult. I tried myself and found it very hard.

Afterwards we buried the clay tablet with a cuneiform message which we made a while ago, together with today's hieroglyphics. We will dig them up in a week or so and hopefully by that time the hieroglyphics on paper will be illegible - illustrating the point that when the Egyptians mastered the art of making paper from reeds and moved away from carving messages in stone, it became harder for historians to subsequently see what happened then.

1 comment:

Wobblymoo said...

Interesting stuff,can't wait to see the results