Hieroglyphic Message From the Past - Deciphered
At first, the task of translating this piece of ancient text seemed impossible. But after studying the photograph carefully, the answers began to emerge. Although I was able to decipher the words, I was not able to determine the meaning of the piece. It's probably contextual. Without the entire wall, there is no way to really know for sure what the ancient writer was trying to say.
Taking it line by line from top to bottom and left to right, here is the translation as I see it:
Line 1: a snail, a turtle, a foot stepping on an airplane, some bird legs.
Line 2: A UFO hovering over a pyramid next to a candy cane. Two Ruffles potato chips. A twist tie, a slender boot, and a saddle. An eye over two feathers. The artist formerly known as Prince.
Line 3: Robot head, owl on a UFO, toy gun, several hanging goat bladders, Taco Bell.
Line 4: A mistake which was erased, two bobby pins, a scored fingertip, part of a big face.
The elusive meaning
Obviously this writer was trying to communicate a message of importance. What could he have been trying to say? That he was hungry for Ruffles because they have ridges, but settled for Taco Bell instead? That UFOs hovering over the pyramids made the snails and turtles antsy? That his boot had gone missing and he had his eye on a couple of duck feathers for his new headdress? Ah, these are all good assumptions, but the truth of the matter is that we may never know.
It's late and I'm tired, by the way. I think I'll have a snack and go to bed. Probably I'll read a bit more of Swan Song, if I can hold the book up for any length of time. It's quite thick. This is not related to any of the earlier information.