Who invented hieroglyphics?


Who invented hieroglyphics?


Hieroglyphics was one of the world's first forms of writing. Hieroglyphics is a writing system made up of around 800 or so different glyphs. Each glyph is a picture that represents an idea, object, or even sound. The Rosetta Stone, discovered in 1799, placed hieroglyphics alongside Greek and allowed scientists to translate the ancient writing.

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The ancient Egyptians invented hieroglyphics, probably around 3300 BCE. That's more than 5,300 years ago! There is writing all throughout the Egyptian...

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Egyptian Achievements: Unification, Pyramids, Hieroglyphics & Calendar


Chapter 3 / Lesson 7

In this lesson, we will discuss some of the major achievements of ancient Egypt, including its unification by King Menes, the pyramids, hieroglyphics, and the Egyptian calendar.

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