Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
We are on our way to discover the regions around The Nile. Yesterday we took off in the Nile delta with our papyrus boat with full sails to find the source of The Nile. We will have a great journey, an adventure, but to find our way over The Nile we will have to "learn" the language, the written language, of Ancient Egypt ... the Hieroglyphs will be needed to find our way. Therefore today I have a nice prompt for you all in which we will "learn" to understand the Hieroglyphs. Today we are using Rosetta's Stone to decode this wonderful written word of the Hieroglyphs.
|Credits: Rosetta's Stone
piece by piece, image by image,
Although it is believed to have originally been displayed within a temple, possibly at nearby Sais, the stone was probably moved during the early Christian or medieval period and was eventually used as building material in the construction of Fort Julien near the town of Rashid (Rosetta) in the Nile Delta. It was rediscovered there in 1799 by a soldier, Pierre-François Bouchard, of the Napoleonic expedition to Egypt. As the first Ancient Egyptian bilingual text recovered in modern times, the Rosetta Stone aroused widespread public interest with its potential to decipher this previously untranslated ancient language. Lithographic copies and plaster casts began circulating among European museums and scholars. Meanwhile, British troops defeated the French in Egypt in 1801, and the original stone came into British possession under the Capitulation of Alexandria. Transported to London, it has been on public display at the British Museum almost continuously since 1802. It is the most-visited object in the British Museum. (Source: Wikipedia)
|Chèvrefeuille in Hieroglyphs
Another haiku which I wrote inspired on this episode:
nature becomes alive
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until August 5th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new episode, Lotus flowers, later on. For now .... have fun!