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Ancient Egypt
Hieroglyphs

Hieroglyphs are the writing of Ancient Egypt.

Hieroglyphics developed like this:

pictograms - a pictogram is a picture eg a picture of hair represents hair

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The next stage is an
ideogram

an ideogram is a picture that represents an idea e.g.A picture of hair represents beauty.

The third and last stage is when a picture represents a sound e.g. "th + picture of hair" represents "there"

TH +

=THERE


What is the famous Rosetta Stone?

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It was a stone on which was three languages: Daily Egyptian writing, Greek writing and Hieroglyphics. A man called Champollion deciphered hieroglyphics using this stone in 1799AD.

The Rosetta Stone is about 1 metre high, nearly a metre wide and a third of a metre thick.

A message for my class in hieroglyphics!

Write In Hieroglyphics

About Hieroglyphs

Write Message In Hieroglyphics

Your Name In Hieroglyphics

Hieroglyphics interactive challenge