Education: Pharaoh's Journey

For more than 5,000 years, the great pyramids at Giza (eight miles southwest of Cairo) have been among the wonders of the world; but to modern Egyptologists they are really secondary. Far more important at present are five smaller pyramids at Sakkara near by, which lay buried under the desert sands until 1880. That year, two French archaeologists discovered them and found their inner walls covered with inscriptions. Scholars now regard those inscriptions as the world's oldest large body of religious texts.

Last week, for the first time, the hieroglyphics of Sakkara appeared in full English translation in a four-volume work published...

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