Graffito of Esmet-Akhom

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The Graffito of Esmet-Akhom (or Philae 436) is the latest known inscription written in Egyptian hieroglyphs. It is inscribed in the temple of Philae (Temple of Isis) in southern Egypt, and was written in 394 AD.[1] It is dated to the Birthday of Osiris, year 110 (of Diocletian), which is August 24, 394 AD. The figure on the left is meant to depict a king wearing a crown and the text in the top right is relating to a royal decree.[2]


  1. ^ "THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN LANGUAGE: NOT JUST HIEROGLYPHS". American Research Center in Egypt Orange County. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Aswan - Last Hieroglyphic Text