What do hieroglyphics mean?

Answer Thousands of years before our own alphabet and language systems, the people of Egypt wrote their thoughts, feelings and histories on the walls of their homes and temples in a beautiful pictorial la... Read More »

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Can you see a name in hieroglyphics?

Ancient Egyptians used hieroglyphics to represent words, which includes names. A high-ranking person, such as a Pharaoh's name, is inside a cartouche. A cartouche is an oval with a straight line on... Read More »

How To See a Name in Hieroglyphics?

Even before they could decipher hieroglyphs, early Egyptologists figured out how to identify a royal name. When they noticed that certain groups of hieroglyphs were set inside a frame, they realize... Read More »

How to Write in Hieroglyphics?

Hieroglyphics are an ancient Egyptian form of ideographic writing. Found etched in the walls of the great pyramids, Hieroglyphics provided a great mystery to early archaeologists and linguists who ... Read More »

How to Read Hieroglyphics?

Hieroglyphic script is the ancient written language of Egypt. Once used for communicating, memorializing, and record keeping, today this written language is considered art or, to the linguistic arc... Read More »