While I’ve been back to see the outside several times, I haven’t actually been inside the Louvre for more than ten years. I had a little free time on Thursday afternoon, and I thought a visit to the Louvre would be a good way to spend a rainy day in Paris.
As I spent a few hours browsing the Louvre’s many galleries, observing paintings, sculptures, and ancient artifacts, this tablet displaying Egyptian hieroglphs caught my eye. It was such a powerful reminder of how human communication has evolved over the past several thousand years, from painstakingly chiseling symbols into a slab of stone to immediate, digital communication with anyone in the world. And someday the way we communicate with each other will be as outdated as hieroglphys carved into stone…
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