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Ancient Egyptian Discovery

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Aug 13, 2018 9:00 pm
  • 17:51

Guest: Dr. John Darnell, Professor of Egyptology at Yale University Five-thousand-year-old graffiti has turned up in a remote part of the Sahara Desert between the Nile River and the Red Sea. It dates to a time just before Egyptians developed their hieroglyphic writing system, so these pictures scratched into stone are a window into what seems like a basic human urge to express ourselves and leave a mark on the world. These ancient Egyptians weren’t so different from people carving their initials in a tree or spray painting them on walls, really.