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Re: Writing History

This month at YAC the theme was writing through history. Members were first shown alphabets from 7 different ancient languages: Cuneiform, Greek, Hieroglyphic, Ogham, Phoenician, Roman and Runic. Then they wrote their name in all 7 different languages and found out how old each language was and where it was first used.

After this they were set the challenge of creating their own Rosetta Stone. Each member thought of a short message, which they translated into 3 different languages. Then they made a clay slab and inscribed their message onto it, for future archaeologists to decipher!

Finally members wrote messages in different languages using calligraphy pens and ink and gave them to other members to decipher.