This blog is devoted to sharing my interest in and knowledge of the history and cluture of the ancient Near East.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Ancient Egyptian School Found
The first known example of an ancient Egyptian school has been found in the Dakhla Oasis. The school dates to the Roman period and has inspirational quotes written (in Greek) on its walls. Also, there are quotes from Homer's Odyssey written on the walls. Here is a link to an article that has a few pictures.
I have worked in the securities industry for more than thirty years and founded a consulting firm (ASJ International, Inc.) in the financial services industry in 2009. I also trade stocks and options.
I have a B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from City University of New York and have been studying the Ancient Near East for over 40 years. I was formerly the Secretary of the Egyptological Seminar of New York and have lectured there and at City University of New York. I can read Akkadian, Sumerian and Ancient Egyptian.