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THE BEGINNINGS OF WRITING:

HIEROGLYPHICS AND MORE

IN ANCIENT EGYPT

carved hieroglyphics
Carved Hieroglyphics

http://www.superstock.com/stock-photos-images/2102-1013

carved hieroglyphics1
Carved Hieroglyphics

http://pro.corbis.com/images/EG002111.jpg?size=67&uid=%7BAE741224-69F7-43E8-BD2D-82227CFFADEB%7D

hieroglyphics in clay
Hieroglyphics in Clay

http://www.highland-terrace.org/wiki/images/thumb/f/fb/Egyptian_funerary_stela.jpg/250px-Egyptian_funerary_stela.jpg

papyrus
Papyrus

http://www.makingbooks.com/images/kids/papyrus.jpg

papyrus reed
Papyrus Reed

Source of

http://egyptian-paper.com/index.php?main_page=about_us

phragmites affects hieroglyphics
Phragmites affects Hieroglyphics

Writing became simpler with reed pens from Phragmites and

paper from Papyrus 6

Started as engravings

on slates of stone or clay tablets2

Hieroglyphics were no longer limited to stone tablets or walls6

Transformed from pictures to symbols becoming less detailed and faster to write49

examples of hieroglyphics
Examples of Hieroglyphics

http://travel.webshots.com/photo/1333957741068865191xaqtCH

egyptian hieroglyphics
Egyptian Hieroglyphics

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Abu_Simbel,_Ramesses_Temple,_chamber_decoration,_Egypt,_Oct_2004.jpg

egyptian hieroglyphics1
Egyptian Hieroglyphics

http://wwwdelivery.superstock.com/WI/223/2965/PreviewComp/SuperStock_2965-388043.jpg

rosetta stone
Rosetta stone

http://servirtis.obspm.fr/virtis/rosetta_stone.html

http://library.thinkquest.org/10005/library/egypt_lang.html

rosetta stone1
Rosetta stone

Demotic Greek Hieroglyphics

cartouche
Cartouche
  • Ramses I
  • Twtnkhamn

http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/TwtnkhamnCartouche.jpg

http://picasaweb.google.com/rajiv.v/EgyptDec2007#5152394756236923890

hieratic glyphs and the hieroglyphs they evolved from
Hieratic Glyphs and the Hieroglyphs they Evolved from

http://www.takenote.it/index.php?page=lesson-22

three egyptian scripts
Three Egyptian Scripts

http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/civil/egypt/images/writ05e.gif

three egyptian scripts1
Three Egyptian Scripts

http://www.stempublishing.com/dictionary/240.png

uses of hieroglyphics
Uses of Hieroglyphics

http://www.flickr.com/photos/oceanviewganga/299964719

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Uses of Hieratic / Demotic Scripts

  • Allowed Pharaohs to communicate over distance and time9
  • Enabled the Pharaoh to rule the Empire regarding9
  • Wars
  • Laws
  • Trade
  • Conquests
  • Territories
  • Government
  • Taxes29
changes in modern scripts
Changes in Modern Scripts

http://www.learnnc.org/lp/media/collections/nc/Declaration_Engrav.jpg

changes in modern scripts1
Changes in Modern Scripts

http://www.learnnc.org/lp/media/collections/nc/Declaration_Engrav.jpg

changes in modern scripts2
Changes in Modern Scripts

http://www.umanitoba.ca/libraries/units/health/resources/salerno.html

references
References
  • http://www.rom.on.ca/schools/egypt/learn/writing.php
  • http://www.touregypt.net/historicalessays/lifeinEgypt6.htm
  • http://www.touregypt.net/historicalessays/discwriting.htm
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/decipherment_01.shtml
  • http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/papyrus.htm
  • http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761573079/Hieroglyphs.html
  • http://site.www.umb.edu/conne/leslie/historypage.htm
  • http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1P3-1378824771.html
  • http://ca.encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_461511156_3/Ancient_Egypt.html

Pictures: http://www.lib.umich.edu/pap/exhibits/education/schoolhouse.html