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NEWS: Chicago Demotic Dictionary refines knowledge of influential language

This marriage annuity, written in the Demotic Egyptian language, provides information on how a husband agrees to provide for his wife. The flowing script was used in Egypt from about 500 B.C. to 500 A.D. (Courtesy of Oriental Institute Museum).

“A dictionary of thousands of words chronicling the everyday lives of people in ancient Egypt—including what taxes they paid, what they expected in a marriage and how much work they had to do for the government—has been completed by scholars at the University of Chicago” via Phys.org.

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