"Good discourse is more hidden than Green Stone [i.e. emerald],
yet may be found among the maids at the grindstone" – one of my favourite quotes from Ptahhotep's Maximes (about 2200 BC).
This inscription in cursive hieroglyphs reads from right to left (rtl) as most ancieng Egyptian scribe student would jot this—this text survived the millennia because it was a basic primer in education, both for writing and for general behaviour. Most of its sentences are still valid after 4500 years... This ortography came from Zdenek Žaba's comparative study, a fulcrum of Ptahhotep studies. Though the form of the hieroglyphs are different from the ancient, it is more like a contemporary student's note. Ancient ones would use more simplifications that would make the understanding extremely hard. But as this was a text for teaching the writing I felt it a kind of honour to write it in contemporary manner.
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Good Discourse is More Hidden than Green Stone by HoremWeb