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kinch

Wash me
Staff member
On the rare chance that someone here knows something about ancient Egypt:

My grandfather left me a (presumedly) Egyptian tablet when he died.

Photographs of the tablet and the weird (though unrelated, I assume) book-cover it came in are attached. Any insight as to the origin of the tablet, the meaning, etc. would be much appreciated. I assume it is a meaningless stolen/bought tablet from Egypt or a replica thereof, evenso, I want to know its possible history.

Thanks.

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BuckeyeNation27

Goal Goal USA!
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Former FF The Deuce Champ
RugbyBuck said:
I ran this by a friend at the Carlos Museum at Emory. His translation is as follows:

"Michigan still sucks."
[font=arial,helvetica]Here's your Online Hieroglyphic Translation of... Michigan still sucks: [/font] <table border="3" bordercolor="BLACK"> <tbody><tr><td><center>
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http://www.quizland.com/hiero.htm :banger:
 
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kinch

Wash me
Staff member
I ran this by a friend at the Carlos Museum at Emory. His translation is as follows:

"Michigan still sucks."

This is honestly one of the very few times I have laughed out loud while reading this board. :)

I posted on some weird egypt-freaks board and they are checking it out for me. I doubt it has worth, but I am curious as to its origins.
 
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RugbyBuck

Our church has no bells.
kinch said:
This is honestly one of the very few times I have laughed out loud while reading this board. :)

I posted on some weird egypt-freaks board and they are checking it out for me. I doubt it has worth, but I am curious as to its origins.
FWIW, Kinch, I think it's pretty cool. Keep us posted on the appraisal.
 
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FCollinsBuckeye

Head Coach
Former Game Champion
I'm no Egyptologist, but I've done some reading about the ancients. Anyway, that tablet certainly looks authentic, but I've never seen a heiroglyph of a falcon with the pharoah hat on.

Have you heard any family lore as to where he got it? If not, I suggest asking aunts/uncles or better yet great aunts/uncles about it.

Pretty cool anyway. So long as it's not cursed.... :wink:

edit: nm I found one here:

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FCollinsBuckeye

Head Coach
Former Game Champion
Okay, here's the key to deciphering the tablet:


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Good luck! :p


Hehe seriously though, that thing does look authentic and could be worth some $$ to collectors. Though donating or loaning it to a museum would be cool too - can you imagine the little sign near the display? "From the Collection of Kinch" hehe
 
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BrutuStrength

It's time to bring it!
FCollinsBuckeye said:
I'm no Egyptologist, but I've done some reading about the ancients. Anyway, that tablet certainly looks authentic, but I've never seen a heiroglyph of a falcon with the pharoah hat on.
I did a search on Yahoo for "falcon hat pharoah" and found a painting that is supposed to be about Isis and Horus. Horus is the falcon wearing the hat. Although I believe he is supposed to be a man with a falcon's head, this seems to be another way that he is depicted.

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Thump

Hating the environment since 1994
  • I always find the following useful when deciphering my hieroglyphics.

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    For those of you who don't know, it's the Rosetta Stone.


    I saw it in London last year, it's pretty freaking neat!
     
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