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Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.

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Luz Dominguez

on 12 January 2014

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Transcript of Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.

Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics.
What are hieroglyphs?
Hieroglyphs are a
form of picture writing. Hieroglyphs have also been used from 3100 B.C - 400 A.D and that makes Hieroglyphs the oldest type of writing.
Hieroglyphic Alphabet
The Rosetta Stone
Most common Hieroglyphics

the simplified form of
writing used in ancient Egypt between 700 b.c. and a.d. 500.
The definition of

a form of ancient Egyptian writing consisting of abridged forms of hieroglyphics, used by the priests in their records.
Writing your name in Hieroglyphics
How does one read Hieroglyphics?
Who,When and how it was discovered?
By: Luz Dominguez
The Rosetta Stone was found in the year 1799, by the french solders while they were re-building a fort in Egypt. And the Rosetta Stone was found near the city of Rosetta.
What are Scribes?
In ancient Egypt not everyone was allowed to learn to read and write. And the only people that were allowed to learn to read and write were a group of people called scribes (these would usually be men).
How does on become a Scribe?
In order to become a scribe you would have to attend to this special school just for scribes. At the school they were taught how to read and write. The students had to have lots of practice in order to get the signs right. The way they practiced was by copying signs on to a piece of papyrus paper.
Web sites



Exploring the Life, Myth, and Art of Ancient Egypt. New York: Rosen, 2010. Print.

Bramwell, Neil D. Ancient Egypt. Berkeley Heights: MyReportLinks.com, 2004.
the way hieroglyphs was by using the Rosetta stone and with the greek on the stone the people could translate hieroglyphs .
see if you can write your first and last name.
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