Discovery Of Thousands Of Ancient 'Diaries' Written On Clay Tablets From Egypt

German scientists have unearthed 18,000 ancient earthenware tablets from the site of Athribis in Egypt, which in their time were 'diaries' detailing daily activities in addition to teaching children.

It is worth mentioning that in ancient times, writing was also used for writing from pieces of broken pottery as they were very low cost and easily available.

Used as writing boards, these pieces of clay are called 'ostracon', the plural of which is 'ostraca'.

It is also the largest collection of 'Ostraca' in the world, discovered from archeological sites in Central Egypt.

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The inscriptions on the clay tablets are inlaid with various inscriptions dating from the third century BC to the sixth and seventh centuries AD.

For the same reason, languages ​​of different periods have been written on these 'Ostraca', including Egyptian and ancient Greek languages ​​containing pictures and words, Coptic (Coptic) and even Arabic.

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However, Ostraca, written in the Dominican language, is the most widely used official and administrative language in the first century BC, during the reign of Queen Qaluptra's father (King Ptolemy XII / 12).

Many 'Ostracas' have shopping lists, business accounts and literary manuscripts, while a large number of 'Ostracas' are written by children during their studies, including writing and photographs.

On such instructional 'ostraca' the children have written the names of the months, numbers, arithmetic problems, grammar exercises and 'bird letter' which probably illustrates the first letter in the names of different birds.

Hundreds of 'Ostraca' have written the same text which shows the children's writing exercises, during which the same text may have been written to them over and over again.

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Experts from the University of bingen, Germany, say that the reflections of modern schools can be clearly seen in this style of teaching. This collection of 'Ostraca' has also been discovered by the same team of scientists.

It should be noted that during the reign of Ptolemy, the city of Tripoli was the capital of the Egyptian state, which was located on the banks of the Nile River.

However, the most famous of this family of ancient Egyptian rulers was Queen Qaluptra, who is still famous today.

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