Secrets of the Dead: Decoding Hieroglyphics | Watch & Wonder Weekly Highlight
Wednesday, November 15, 1 PM
For next week’s Watch & Wonder Highlight, we’re thrilled to feature this episode of Secrets of the Dead. After watching, dive deeper with resources about the importance of Egyptian religion in the world’s history on PBS LearningMedia.
The first modern translation of Egyptian hieroglyphics happened 200 years ago. How was the ancient code cracked? Today, archaeologists are busy translating hieroglyphics from an important scribe’s tomb, its walls covered from floor to ceiling with symbols thousands of years old. In Decoding Hieroglyphics, learn how this new research is giving archaeologists a better understanding of life in ancient Egypt.
Ancient Egyptian Religion | Teaching with Primary Sources
Grades 6-12 Learn about the importance of Egyptian religion in the world’s history utilizing this inquiry kit of sources from the Library of Congress.
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