9 thoughts on “ Hieroglyphics

  1. Hieroglyph, a character used in a system of pictorial writing, particularly that form used on ancient Egyptian monuments. Hieroglyphic symbols may represent the objects that they depict but usually stand for particular sounds or groups of sounds.
  2. noun (functioning as singular or plural) a form of writing, esp as used in ancient Egypt, in which pictures or symbols are used to represent objects, concepts, or sounds difficult or undecipherable writing.
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  4. Although hieroglyphics are Egyptian, the word hieroglyphics is Greek. “Hiero” means “holy” and “glyphics” means “marks” or “writings” – so the word means “ holy writings “. The Egyptians believed there was great power in a name. If someone’s name was remembered then he or she would survive in the afterlife.
  5. Hieroglyphs are written in rows or columns and can be read from left to right or from right to left. You can distinguish the direction in which the text is to be read because the human or animal figures always face towards the beginning of the line. Also the upper symbols are read before the lower.
  6. The code of how Egyptian hieroglyphs can be translated was discovered by Jean-Francois Champollion in In mathematics, the "walking" symbol (see above) was used for addition and the "backwards" symbol (see above) was used for subtraction. There were no hieroglyphic words for the common English words "the", "a", or "and.".
  7. Hieroglyphic writing, a system that employs characters in the form of pictures. Those individual signs, called hieroglyphs, may be read either as pictures, as symbols for pictures, or as symbols for sounds. hieroglyphics Hieroglyphics on a temple wall at Karnak, Egypt. © uwimages/Fotolia.
  8. The ancient Egyptians created a highly flexible hieroglyphic system of writing. Hieroglyphs could be arranged in both columns and rows, and the direction in which they were read depended upon how they were rendered. This flexible writing system allowed the ancient Egyptians to effortlessly integrate writing with art. In fact, the boundary between art and hieroglyphs appears non-existent!
  9. The Ancient Egyptians used picture words to write called hieroglyphics. It is a very old form of writing that they starting using as early as B.C. Hieroglyphics was a very complicated way of writing involving s of symbols. Some of the symbols represented sounds, like our letters, and other's represented entire words.

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