Presentation on theme: "Writing in Ancient Egypt"— Presentation transcript:
1Writing in Ancient Egypt DANIEL INTRIAGO AND RUSHABH KAMDARWhy, How, and When Egyptian Writing was InventedThe Egyptian Writing MaterialsA Mystery Unlocked: The Rosetta StoneWhere You Would Find Egyptian Writing
2Why, How, and When Egyptian Writing was Invented Why: The Egyptian scribes needed to keep record of the wealth of Egypt.How: The Egyptians at first came up with symbols standing for something. As the kingdom grew, more symbols had to be invented for the complication.When: The first hieroglyphics were found on pottery and were dated back to about 3100 BC(E)
3Egyptian Writing Tools The object written on:There is an old form of paper that the Egyptians used called papyrus paper, made from papyrus reeds.
4Egyptian Writing Tools (Continued) The object written with:The object that Egyptians wrote with was an old type of pen made of a reed.The ink was black, indestructible, and made by mixing water, soot, and vegetable gums.
5A Mystery Unlocked: The Rosetta Stone The ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics were lost around the year 400 AD (CE). A soldier found a stone near the city of Rosetta, near the Nile delta. It was named the Rosetta Stone.
6The Rosetta Stone (Continued) The Rosetta Stone has three languages. The uppermost text is known as Egyptian hieroglyphics.The middle writing is known as a later Egyptian writing called demotic, which is not as significant as Egyptian hieroglyphics.The lower part of the Rosetta Stone contains Greek writing.
7The Funny Part Is...All of the languages have the same meaning written on the Rosetta Stone…Weird, huh?