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Walnut #15

Edition #15 | Reading time: 30 minutes

Ancient Egyptians’ 4,000-year-old strategy for dealing with an “argumentative superior”

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Patience is a virtue. Don’t bug your partner about their weight. Try not to vex your boss. As a new translation of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs reveals, the fundamental rules of human behavior have changed little in the last 4,000 years — and wisdom from the times of the pharaohs still rings wry and insightful today.

Writings from Ancient Egypt (Penguin Classics) is an anthology of millennia-old papyrus, letters, and stone carvings, selected and translated into sparkling contemporary English by Cambridge University Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson…..

http://qz.com/767291/writings-from-ancient-egypt-by-toby-wilkinson-ancient-egyptians-4000-year-old-strategy-for-dealing-with-an-argumentative-superior/​

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