A Deciphering Duty Calls…

To keep me out of trouble, Father gave me an ancient papyrus today that he feels certain is a copy of the Egyptian calendar. I am to decipher the hieroglyphs. Of course, he thinks this is a punishment because hieroglyphic writing is terribly difficult for him. But I love hieroglyphs, so I’m very happy to do it. Plus, it’s gives me a chance to prove how useful I can be. Something everyone around here tends to forget.

14 Responses to “A Deciphering Duty Calls…”

  1. Paige Says:

    Sounds interesting. My friend Shayda is coming over to my house later, and we will probably leave another comment. See you soon!
    Paige ;)

  2. Shayda Says:

    Hi. I am Shayda, Paige’s friend. I am going to read your book because it seems interesting. I hope it’s good!!!
    Shayda ;) :)

  3. dee Says:

    Is there any way for you to share some of the hieroglyphs with us? I think it would be fun to see them.


  4. Theodosia Says:

    Hi Shayda! I hope you enjoy the book! And Paige, thank you for mentioning it to her!

  5. Theodosia Says:

    Hi Maggie!

    On my Bookshelf page, there are lots of links to things pertaining to ancient Egypt. Here is a link to a page that shows the hieroglyphs:

    If you’d like to type your name in and see what it would look like in hieroglyphs, then go here:

    I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

  6. dee Says:

    That was really cool. My big sister remembers using hieroglyphs in school, before we homeschooled. We noticed that the “i” and the “e” are the same symbols, and the “n” looks like a river, maybe for the Nile?
    Thanks for telling me about those sites.

    Your friend,
    (and her big sister, Gret)

  7. Theodosia Says:

    Hieroglyphs are things of beauty, aren’t they? I’m glad you and your sister enjoyed them, Maggie.

  8. Shayda Says:

    I finished your book a long time ago. Now I’m into mystery books. THANKS SOOOO MUCH!!!!

    Shayda:) ;)

  9. Chaton Says:

    I hope some day to learn another language (Like hieroglyphs or Japanese. My favorites!). But for now I just have boring old vocabulary for school. I have not, do not, and never will like school. Except for science/band/lanuage arts. I DON’T WANNA GO TO SCHOOL!!!!! ;3

  10. Kyra Says:

    I like school sometimes–only because I get to see my friends. But creative writing, art, and Challenge (Gifted) are okay! Oh well, need to go! Bye!

  11. Theodosia Says:

    Creative writing and art sound lovely, Kyra!

  12. Kaitlyn Says:

    UM, IS THERE ANY ONE THERE? I’m nearly always on this website when all the dates are in 2007!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Claire Says:

    Hey, it’s 2010, Kaitlyn.

    Thanks for sharing the sites, Theo! I loved them!

  14. Rararcalf Says:

    Hi i am new here. Hopefully i mighnt be able to contribute to this forum, Just though id pop in and say hello!

    thank you.