July 2020 | By Google Arts & Culture, Macquarie University, Ubisoft and Psycle Interactive.

Decoding Egyptian hieroglyphs with machine learning

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What if new technology could help experts decode hieroglyphs?

Fabricius, a new Lab Experiment from Google Arts & Culture uses machine learning to help experts decode the stories of ancient Egypt.

If you’re curious about Egyptian hieroglyphs, you can learn a few of them right now and share what you’ve learned with your friends!

Choose your path and get started:

Learn - Take your first steps into the world of Egyptian hieroglyphs

Play - Send coded messages using hieroglyphs, the emojis of ancient Egypt

Work - Set of tools to assist researchers with the translation of hieroglyphs  (available as open source)

The experiment was named after Georg Fabricius, considered the father of epigraphy. It was launched in collaboration with the Australian Center for Egyptology at Macquarie University, Ubisoft and Psycle Interactive.