‘Emoglyphs’: Emojis reminiscent of ancient Egyptian writing, says museum
23 December 2019 | 6:48 am
Egypt's ancient writing system remains a mystery to many. One museum in Jerusalem is hoping to change that by introducing emojis to increase understanding of hieroglyphs in the digital age.
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