Previously unknown hieroglyphic inscriptions documented | ArchaeoFeed
Archaeologists discovered numerous previously unknown ancient hieroglyphic inscriptions the majority of which were written on rocks surrounding the temple of Hathor in Gebelein, Central Egypt. The rock inscriptions date back to around 1770-1400 BC. Research at the site (by Gebelein Archaeological Project) According to Wojciech Ejsmond, leading the project, the inscriptions - made either by etching or painted on the surface - are a valuable source for study of the ancient beliefs. Most of the religious text are known from temples and tombs, but the newly found ones seem to have belonged to ordinary ancient Egyptians. For example, one of the inscriptions states: "Temple Scribe Sanebiu adores Hathor, Lady of Gebelein". The translations reveal that these are short texts asking the deities for intervention Scribe or thanking them. Some of them might have been created during religious holidays. The researchers believe that the inscriptions have been made by local priests, pilgrims, and