Sunday, January 31, 2016


Dear word spies,

Look at this wonderful ancient writing! It is on the Obelisk at the Place de la Concorde in Paris.The writing is hieroglyphs, the writing of the ancient Egyptians. The obelisk is about 3000 years old and used to stand at the temple of Luxor in Egypt. 

What does it say? Sadly, the Word Spy only attended ONE hieroglyphs class when she was at university. Sigh... a lost opportunity. But perhaps one day YOU will learn how to read hieroglyphs and be able to translate it for the rest of us. 

(Apparently it says lots of things about how marvelous the Pharaoh, Ramses II, was.) 

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