Ancient Egyptian Writing

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are a picture of an object standing for a word, idea or sound used by the ancient Egyptians.

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Ancient Egyptian WritingAncient Egyptian WritingBy:Darius HowlettEJ MillerHieroglyphicsHieroglyphsare a picture of an objectstanding for a word, idea or soundused by the ancient Egyptians. Thereare over 700 hieroglyphic symbols. Forexample, the hieroglyph for "writing" or"scribe" is formed as a brush pigmentbag, and a palette. For everyday workscribes used a more joined-up versionlike handwriting. It is called hieraticand it was written quickly.Demotic Used by most of the people in Egypt at that timeperiod. Demotic :refers to either the ancient Egyptianscript derived from northern forms of hieratic usedin the Delta, or the stage of the Egyptianlanguage following Late Egyptian and precedingCoptic. The term was first used by the Greekhistorian Herodotus to distinguish it from hieraticand hieroglyphics scripts. By convention, theword "Demotic" is capitalized in order todistinguish it from demotic Greek.Rosetta StoneThe Rosetta Stone is a stone with writing on it.It was created in 196 BC, The Stone is 114.4 centimeters (45 in) high atits tallest point, 72.3 centimeters (28.5 in) wide,and 27.9 centimeters (11 in) thick. It weighsapproximately 760 kilograms (1,676 lb),The Rosetta Stone is named after the town itwas discovered in, a town called Rosetta, on theMediterranean coast in

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