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By: Christian Rodriguez Daniel Trainer John Paul Sydney Summers. EGYPTIAN ACHIEVEMENTS. 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.

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By christian rodriguez daniel trainer john paul sydney summers

By:

Christian Rodriguez

Daniel Trainer

John Paul

Sydney Summers

EGYPTIANACHIEVEMENTS


Writing in ancient egypt
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
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
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
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
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
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
Where I Got My Info

  • My World History Textbook.

  • http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/temples/home.html

  • http://www.crystalinks.com/egyptemples.html