Ancient Egyptions first writing System invention: Hieroglyphics



The ancient Egypt civilization is one of the oldest and most cherished of world wonders, but nothing impresses us more than the chance to marvel at all their great accomplishments and inventions. Some of these inventions include:


img_1030-1Egyptian: mdw·w-nṯr, “god’s words”) were a formal writing system used by the ancient Egyptians that combined logographic and alphabetic elements. Egyptians used cursive hieroglyphs for religious literature on papyrus and wood. Hieroglyphs are related to two other Egyptian scripts, hieratic and demotic. Early hieroglyphs date back as far as 3,300 BCE, and continued to be used up until about 400 CE, when non-Christian temples were closed and their monumental use was no longer necessary.

Decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphic writing: The real breakthrough in decipherment began with the discovery of the Rosetta Stone by Napoleon’s troops in 1799 (during Napoleon’s Egyptian invasion). As the stone presented a hieroglyphic and a demotic version of the same text in parallel with a Greek translation, plenty of material for falsifiable studies in translation was suddenly available.

The Rosetta stone allowed the hieroglyphic language to be deciphered because it had been written on the Rosetta stone in parallel to other texts writing in Greek and demotic
Hieroglyphs survive today in two forms: directly, through half a dozen Demotic glyphs added to the Greek alphabet when writing Coptic; and indirectly, as the inspiration for the original alphabet that was ancestral to nearly every other alphabet ever used, including the Roman alphabet.


Online Heiroglyphs writer Link:


Here is a video from business insider showing an animation of all the worlds writing systems:


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