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Deciphering Hieroglyphics
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After reading the Contexts & Connections essay in this chapter, research the topic further by taking a look at the following links. Suggested essay questions follow to help you digest this material.

The Rosetta Stone: Translation of the Greek Section


Description: Translation of a portion of the Rosetta Stone.

What were some of the accomplishments of King Ptolemy according to the Rosetta Stone? How would he be honored for those accomplishments?

Instruction in Letter Writing


Description: A writing teacher castigates a student for not taking his studies seriously.

According to the anonymous author of Instructions in Letter Writing, what were the advantages of being able to read and write hieroglyphics? How did being a scribe compare to other careers?

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