Cleopatra's language dictionary published

Dictionary has brought one of three languages inscribed on Rosetta Stone to life.

    If you have ever wanted to speak the language of Cleopatra, this might be your chance.

    After 40 years of research, the University of Chicago has published an online Demotic dictionary - the language of ancient Egypt.

    Beyond showing us how people spoke at the time, the dictionary also tells us how people lived as far back as 650BC - for instance, some documents show that women had the right to own land.

    Al Jazeera's Gerald Tan takes a look.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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