Something our modern judges and politicians should read
“The Egyptians apply special diligence to the administration of justice. They are convinced that the decisions of the courts have a most important influence on the public well-being. They believe that errors are best corrected when one punishes trespassers and gives support to the injured.
“In countries where the trespasser’s fear of the courts is allayed by money or trickery, the state can only decay.”
Diodorus Siculus on the Egyptian Judicial System
One of the most fascinating BBC Radio 4 programs of the past decade was ‘A History of the World in 100 Objects’. In each programme an object from the British Museum’s collection reveals a story.
Neil MacGregor, (Director of the British Museum) wrote and narrated, an epic, one hundred programmes covering two million years of human history.
The example below is on the Rosetta Stone and tells a story of Ptolemy V, a Greek king who ruled Egypt from Alexandria, and the struggle between Britain and France during the Napoleonic wars.
Discover Secret Egypt
In January 2015. Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery (UK) will hold an exhibition of 150 objects including ceramics, jewellery, statues, coffins and animal and human mummies.
Three Germans nutty and six corrupt Egyptians accused of damaging the Great Pyramid in Giza have been sentenced to five years.
How the Theban Mapping Project’s Effort to Document Ancient Egypt Has Also Documented the Contemporary History of Technological Innovation
- 1000 glyphs, 400 Egyptian word examples, 500 hieroglyphs from the Gardiner list.
- The history of Egyptian writing and mathematics.
- Use different types of symbols to write names, secret messages print them onto paper.
- Recognize king’s names
- Math calculator functions
- Print functions for pages and the typewriter.
- The story of the scribe.
- Search text functions.
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