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Google presents new tool to decode hieroglyphics

Google has created a new tool to translate hieroglyphics into English and Arabic at the stroke of a key.
A picture taken on January 27, 2019, shows hieroglyphs and statues at the Great Temple of Abu Simbel, south of Aswan in upper Egypt. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / AFP)        (Photo credit should read LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP via Getty Images)

CAIRO — In a July 15 press release, Google announced the launch of a new tool that uses artificial intelligence to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphs and translate them into Arabic and English.

Google said that the tool, dubbed Fabricius, provides an interactive experience for people from all over the world to learn about hieroglyphics, in addition to supporting and facilitating the efforts of Egyptologists and raising awareness about the history and heritage of ancient Egyptian civilization.

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