This is a webpage written by high school teachers for those who teach world history and want to find online content as well as technology that you can use in the classroom.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Demotic - Language of Everyday Egyptians
As teachers, I believe, we teach a very neat history in our class. Our textbooks have made history very neat, almost, in some cases, different than what the every day people of the time would remember. I like to ask my students why, and how we decide what should be left out of our books. A case in point is hieroglyphics which, according to this article, was the language of the elite (re: pharaohs). Did you know, for example, that on the Rosetta Stone both Greek and Demotic, the language of the everyday Egyptians was also found. This is a fascinating article on a now completed dictionary of that ancient Egyptian language.