February 7, 2014

Hieroglyphs

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  And someday the way we communicate with each other will be as outdated as hieroglphys carved into stone…

Hieroglyphics copy

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  1. What??? Oh my gosh I’d cry seeing that in person lol! I’m really into ancient Egyptian everything, that’s so cool to see 🙂 thank you for sharing!

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