Hungarian Runes added to site

After several requests and conversations we have decided to update the runes area of UponReflection with Hungarian Runes…
This Hungarian script (rovás or rovásirás) commonly referred to as Hungarian runes is believed to have descended from Kök Turki an early Turkic script used in Central Asia.
These Hungarian runes were used by the Magyers until the 11th century, though it did not die out completely, with remote parts of Transylvania using them right up until the 1850s.
Find out more and see what they look like here

4,000 year old Queen burial unearthed

A new burial chamber of a 4,000 year old queen was recently unearthed by a team of French archaeologists working at Saggara.
The burial chamber in very bad condition is believed to belong to Queen Behenu of the Sixth Dynasty.
Further excavation inside the burial led to the finding of the Queen’s saracophagus but unfortunately the mummy was destroyed.
Philippe Collombert (Head of the mission) said:
“It is a well-preserved granite sarcophagus engraved with the queen’s different titles, but says nothing about the identity of her husband,”.

Meaning of March

March was originally the first month of the year but is now the third. In Mediterranean Rome it was regarded as the beginning of Spring so therefore the ideal time to resume war. The month is governed by Mars, the God of War.

Associated Birthstone: Aquamarine
Associated Flower: Daffodil

Star signs: Pisces (20 February – 20 March) and Aries (21 March – 20 April)

Hieroglyph Facts

You can find plenty of information on Hieroglyphics on our main site, but I’ve decided to throw in a few ‘fun facts’ about this Ancient Egyptian alphabet here on our blog. Hopefully we’ll build on this over the next few months, so let me know if you have any information you think we should include.

1. Hieroglyphs can be written left to right, up and down, or right to left. You can tell which way a piece of text should be read by looking at which way the bird symbols face – just follow the beak!
2. It is believed that the Egyptians first began developing this system of writing about 3000 BC.
3. There is no punctuation or spacing in Hieroglyphic writing.
4. The symbols represented both single letters and full words.
5. Even with the discovery of the Rosetta Stone, it took another 20 years for historians to fully translate the hieroglyphs.
6. The hieroglyphs were eventually translated by Jean-Francois Champollion in the 1820’s.

Body and Soul Fair this weekend

The Body and Soul fair returns to Glasgow this weekend. The regular fair features demonstrations, talks, tarot readers and stalls selling jewellery, candles and aromatherapy products. The fair will be in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (Sauchiehall Street Glasgow, G2 3NY) on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st February from 11am – 5.30pm. Entry is £3.50, or £5 for a weekend ticket. For more information visit www.bodyandsoulevents.com

If you have an event coming up, please let us know.