Did ancient Egyptians use hieroglyphs the same way we use emoji? An exhibition at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem compares the two. Photo: AFP

The emoji of ancient Egypt: exhibition on hieroglyphics at Israeli museum brings history up to date

  • A show at an Israeli museum is using modern emoji to explain the importance of hieroglyphics used in ancient Egypt
  • The purple-suited dancer emoji, for instance, strikes a similar pose to an Egyptian in a loin cloth from 3,000 years ago
Topic |   Israel
Did ancient Egyptians use hieroglyphs the same way we use emoji? An exhibition at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem compares the two. Photo: AFP
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