Thursday, November 22, 2012

Day 327 ~ Create an alternate alphabet from a make-believe culture and use it in an application.

Recently discovered at an excavation site near Wadi El Natrun, this ancient papyrus is believed to be from a North African culture, which existed in 3000 BC, known as the Felixthecatum. Archaeologists have determined that the message refers to the civilization's celebration of the annual harvest, known to involve great feasts and midnight excursions to the local bazaars for much trading and commerce.

The figures, which bare a striking resemblance to Egyptian hieroglyphs, seem to have been incised into the surface in an almost claw-like manner. The papyrus was then stained with a variety of substances to enhance the scratches, making them stand out from the background.

Theory has it that this may have been a greeting sent from one member of the tribe to another with affection and good wishes.

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