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Decoding Hieroglyphics

Episode 3 | 55m 25s

A review of how ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics were first translated 200 years ago, and a look at the archaeological work now being done in Egypt to understand one of the empire’s most important scribes.

Aired: 11/01/22 | Expires: 12/06/23
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