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Transcript of Hieroglyphics

Reed Twisted
or wick Reed Mouth Lasso Jar
Stand Lion Two Flowering
Reeds Stool Twisted
flax or
Wick Basket Folded
Cloth The Basics of
Hieroglyphics Hieroglyphic comes from the Greek word that translates to "sacred carvings". Hieroglyphics can be read from right to left, left to right, or up and down. If the animals are facing left you read it from left to right and vice versa. Hieroglyphics was used starting 3000 B.C. and the most recent writing found was from 300 A.D. Hieroglyphics Deciphering Hieroglyphics What we learned through Hieroglyphics about the world Pierre François Xavier Bouchard was a
French soldier stationed in Rosetta, Egypt. While stationed he found the Rosetta Stone. The Rosetta Stone is a stone that has the same writing written in 3 different languages; Greek, demotic script, and Egyptian hieroglyphics. At this time, people knew Greek, so they could use what they knew about Greek and try to find the same patterns in the 2 other languages. Thomas Young was the first to try to decipher the Rosetta Stone. He discovered that some symbols stood for sounds, not just letters. In 1807 Jean François Champollion attempted to decipher the Rosetta Stone too. Thomas Young and he were racing to see who could decipher the Rosetta Stone first. After 15 years, Champollion deciphered the Rosetta Stone. Now we know what these Egyptian symbols mean (thanks to Champollion), we're able to decipher many
things that people in ancient Egypt wrote. We've
learned so much about Egypt's history
through hieroglyphics. Jean-François Champollion Refers to the Mayan Calendar end date December 21, 2012
Carved in January 29, 696 A.D.
Made to remember a visit from the ruler Yuknoom Yich’aak K’ahk’
Found in La Corona, Guatemala There are about 700 hieroglyphic signs. That includes people, animals, etc. By: M e g a n Pictures
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