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How Egyptian Hieroglyphs Influenced Modern Alphabets

Clip: Season 47 Episode 13 | 3m 56s Video has closed captioning.

Almost all the letters of the Latin alphabet are derived from the hieroglyphs that the Canaanites of Serabit chose to represent the sounds of their tongue.

Aired: 09/23/20

Rating: NR

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