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HIEROGLYPHS

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Rabina Parhar

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Transcript of HIEROGLYPHS

HIEROGLYPHS
IMMORTALITY
Literary leads to advantages in life
Conducted by priests using the textbook
Example:
Instructions in Wisdom
Allowed for:character building
contributors to society


read and write


Innovation

HIGHLIGHTS
Rosetta Stone unlocked the secrets of Ancient Egypt
Napoleon recorded it using stone impressions
translated from Greek to the Egyptian hieroglyphs

advanced developments
example:
papyrus
reed stylus and ink
books
contracts

The Beginning
Mythical
In Reality
Started from the God Thoth
EVERYTHING
Borrowed from the Mesopotamian civilization
Started in the New Kingdom
700 common hieroglyphs used
phonograms
Example of writing included hieratic script
cursive writing used for business-related jobs
last use of hieroglyphs in the year 400
legal documentation
laws
media
POWER
control and goals
communication

14-years old- followed parents occupation



citizens were productive and obedient to law
EDUCATION
reference sources rather than
memorize them
ex: Internet, Google
PAPER AND PEN
REDISCOVERY OF THE LOST LANGUAGE
HIGHLIGHTS- THE BEGINNING
Rosetta Stone allowed the ancient Egyptian language of the hieroglyphs to be rediscovered
EDUCATION-HIGHLIGHTS
The paper and pen was an extremely important innovation that played an important part in the idea of recording information down rather than memorizing it
CULTURE WAS DESTROYED
If you had power, you were were literate which leads to immortality
The ability to read and write meant you had an education which would ultimately lead to power
The Purpose
THE PURPOSE-EDUCATION
Laws led to character building
and a better society that could be easily controlled and maintained
THE PURPOSE- EDUCATION
Since priests provided education they
had a considerable amount of power
THE BEGINNING- EDUCATION
Thoth provided Egyptians with literacy, mainly the hieroglyphs
EDUCATION- HIGHLIGHTS
Reading an writing allowed for advanced developments , especially the paper and pen
THE BEGINNING- THE PURPOSE
Thoth had enormous power as he provided Egyptians with literacy which allowed him to be immortal to this day
HIGHLIGHTS- THE BEGINNING
Advanced developments led to different forms of writing such as the hieratic script which was useful for business
HIGHLIGHTS- THE PURPOSE
Napoleon experienced an increase in power
due to his rediscovery of a lost language
THE PURPOSE- THE BEGINNING
Every society wishes to gain power. When one gains such power, others will try to take it away from them. In some cases, it can cause war/loss of power. This is the reason why the Egyptian language was destroyed
EDUCATION- THE PURPOSE
Education leads to power over society
Rabina Parhar
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