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New Egyptian Hieroglyphs App


New Egyptian Hieroglyphs App

Egyptian Hieroglyphics 2018

I’ve completely rethought the way I do the Egyptian Hieroglyphs app – The app that I made in 2013 is not easy to update – Just to make a small update required rebuilding the app which was unnecessarily time consuming.

I also never had time to make a MAC version (I got a lot of complaints about that).

So I’ve made it a subscription-based WordPress website – I got the idea when I subscribed to a daily newspaper recently.

Now it works on all platforms including Windows 10, MAC, iPad, Android and all mobile phones – so you can refer to it while walking around the temples in Egypt.

It is really easy to add new content so I’ll be adding new glyphs, photos and functions on a regular basis.

There are more than 1100 Hieroglyphic illustrations including 450 Egyptian word examples and over 650 hieroglyphs from the Gardiner list.

Egyptian Hieroglyphics includes detailed information on the history of Egyptian writing and mathematics, the use of the different types of symbols, how to write your name, how to recognize kings names and the story of the scribe with a video showing how papyrus is made.

All the content can be printed including typewriter and calculator functions.

There are also navigation and search text functions.

The Hieroglyphic Typewriter and Math Calculator is included.

The Hieroglyphic Typewriter and Math Calculator is included. The on screen QWERTY keyboard incorporates alphabet and number symbols together with a selection of determinative signs. The keys include Latin symbols together with their hieroglyph equivalents and descriptions, which allow you to type messages naturally and at a glance see the translations.

Kids can quickly write names and short secret messages and then select print from the menu.

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Discovering-Egypt-Newsletter-LogoI’ve been out of action for a while – meaning any activities to do with ancient Egypt – I’ve been working on projects that put bread on the table. But in the spare moments I tinkered with the Discovering Egypt website improving the pages so they work on all devices. I’ve also combined the Newsletter (blog), the shop and the website together and made some improvements to the website’s design. It’s still a work in progress and I’m also updating the apps so that they work better on Windows 8.1 and 10, as well as making a new app that works on the MAC.

Ancient Egyptian Anecdotes

The other thing I’ve done is repackaged Ancient Egyptian Anecdotes for the MAC and PC

Here is a sample

Once at the Hall of Judgement, the heart of the departed would be weighed in a balance against the feather of Truth. For those who had led a good life with no evil deeds weighing on their conscience, the reward of eternal life in paradise awaited. But if the deceased had a heart made heavy with guilt and misdemeanours, the only hope lay in reciting another magic spell to reverse the evidence of its weight.

“My heart, which I had from my mother, do not stand up as a witness against me, do not oppose me in the tribunal, do not be hostile to me in the presence of the Keeper of the Balance, do not make my name stink to the Entourage who make men and do not tell lies about me in the presence of the god.”

Book of the Dead, R.O. Faulkner.

check it out here.

Senet for FREE

I’ve also upgraded the game of Senet and released it as a FREE download. Check it out here and enjoy.

Cleopatra

death-of-cleopatraMelvyn Bragg discusses Cleopatra with Catharine Edwards Professor of Classics and Ancient History at Birkbeck, University of London, Maria Wyke Professor of Latin at University College London and Susan Walker Keeper of Antiquities at the Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford.

//discoveringegypt.com/Audio/Cleopatra-In-our-Time.mp3

Ten Greatest Discoveries of Ancient Egypt History Channel 2015

2500 years before the Romans, the ancient Egyptians were carrying out amazing feats of engineering. These great monuments served as a warning to all of Egypt’s enemies-that the world’s most advanced civilization could accomplish anything. This two-hour documentary uses cinematic recreations and cutting-edge CGI to profile the greatest engineering achievements of ancient Egypt.


Egyptian Hieroglyphs.

I’m also working on two updates for Egyptian Hieroglyphs. The first will be released before Christmas and make it compatible with Windows 10 and repair the print function on Windows 8.1. This will be FREE to people who have already purchased old version. Then next year I’ll be adding more Hieroglyphs from the Gardiner code – this will not be free but current owners will get a discount.

The Pyramid of Djedefre

The Pyramid of Djedefre (son and successor to king Khufu) is located at Abu Rawash and is now mostly ruins. But it is thought to have been the most beautiful of the pyramids, with an exterior of polished granite and crowned with a large pyramidion. Some think it was used as a quarry during Roman Empire and that’s why it is a ruin today.


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