By: Christian Rodriguez Daniel Trainer John Paul Sydney Summers EGYPTIANACHIEVEMENTS
Writing In Ancient Egypt • The Hieroglyphic Writing system used more then 600 symbols. • The Earliest know examples of Egyptian writing are from around 3300 BC. • These Early Egyptian writing were carved in stone or other hard materials.
Writing In Ancient Egypt Continued • Hieroglyphics could be written horizontally or vertically. • They could also be written from right to left or left to right. • Later, the Egyptian’s learned how to make papyrus (puh-PY-ruhs) a long lasting paper like material made from reeds.
The Rosetta Stone • Historians and Archaeologists have known about hieroglyphics for centuries, but for a long time they couldn’t read them. • It was not until 1799 when a lucky French soldier gave historians the key they needed to read ancient Egyptian writing.
Egyptian Texts • Because Papyrus did not decay in Egypt's dry climate, many texts survived. • Literary works have also survived. • Historian’s today can read Egyptian government and historical records, science texts, and medical manuals.
Egypt’s Great Temples • The Egyptians believed that temples were the homes of Gods. • People visited the temples to worship, offer Gods gifts, and ask for favors. • Egyptians built massive pyramids and also Temples. • Many Egyptian temples share the same features.
Egypt’s Great Temples Cont. • Usually Rows of stone sphinxes lined the path leading to entrance. • On either side of a gate might stand a obelisk (AH-buh-lisk) a tall four sided pillar that Is pointed at top. • Inside, Temples were lavishly decorated. • Huge columns supported the temple’s roof.
Where I Got My Info • My World History Textbook. • http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/temples/home.html • http://www.crystalinks.com/egyptemples.html