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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 1:22 pm 
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Hello all. My name is Jon and I work as a researcher for the FOX television show BONES. I'm not sure if you're familiar with our program, but it centers around a forensic anthropologist and her FBI partner. It's my job to make sure we're as accurate as possible with the shows we produce.

For an upcoming episode, we're hoping to translate hieroglyphics. I thought someone here might be able to do this or perhaps point me to someone that could help us with this task.

When we find the ancient hieroglyphics, we need them to say: “My heart bleeds for my innocent son.” And it should be signed by the Pharaoh's wife. Is there anyway you can describe what it might look like? Anything at all you could offer here? We want to be as realistic as possible and truly appreciate any help you can provide. Would we just spell out every letter? Does the fact that it's a Pharaoh's wife change it at all?

Again, thank you for ANYTHING you might be able to tell us here.

Best

Jon


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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 2:07 pm 
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we would need to know what period it was from & the location, you can find hieroglyph variants over time & location. Also would it come from a religious building, a home or graffiti?


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 6:29 am 
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Why dont you just ask a qualified Egyptologist instead of a random forum on Ancient Egypt?


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 7:21 am 
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I sent them an email referring them to another site I know of that has several qualified Egyptologists, suggesting the ask there for a response.
They did so, and have received the information they requested.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:44 am 
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Well that's pretty cool. Has the show aired yet? I never watch TV but might have to watch it now. At least they care about accuracy...


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