Have you ever had the urge to follow in Lara's footsteps and learn to read Egyptian hieroglyphs? If so, you may be interested to know that there are a number of useful, free online resources at your disposal. These, if used in combination with a good textbook such as James P. Allen's Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs…
I wrote this last year and as I will be blogging from the area again this year, thought i’d reblog it for new followers. I’m sure to add to it soon.
As can be seen by the numerous posts from the Classical blogosphere, I'm in catchup mode after a hectic week and one item which has been bugging me big time is a report about a talk given at the American Chemical Society ... we'll deal with the press release version:
In the latest achievement in efforts to see what may lie underneath the surface of great works of art, scientists today described the first use of an imaging technology like that used in airport whole-body security scanners to detect the face of an ancient Roman man hidden below the surface of a wall painting in the Louvre Museum in Paris.