Presentation on theme: "Writing in Ancient Egypt DANIEL INTRIAGO AND RUSHABH KAMDAR Why, How, and When Egyptian Writing was Invented Why, How, and When Egyptian Writing was Invented."— Presentation transcript:
Writing in Ancient Egypt DANIEL INTRIAGO AND RUSHABH KAMDAR Why, How, and When Egyptian Writing was Invented Why, How, and When Egyptian Writing was Invented The Egyptian Writing Materials The Egyptian Writing Materials A Mystery Unlocked: The Rosetta Stone A Mystery Unlocked: The Rosetta Stone Where You Would Find Egyptian Writing Where You Would Find Egyptian Writing
Why, How, and When Egyptian Writing was Invented Why, 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)
The object written on: There is an old form of paper that the Egyptians used called papyrus paper, made from papyrus reeds.
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.
A 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.
The 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.
All of the languages have the same meaning written on the Rosetta Stone… Weird, huh?
On the other hand… Guess what
1. What material did the ancient Egyptians invent to write on more easily? A.Bricks B.Thin-Cut Clay C. Papyrus Paper D. Their Ruined Clothing
2. What is the ancient paper made of? A. Homogenized milk B. Clay and silt C. Papyrus reeds D. Papyrus skins
3. Why did Egyptian scribes create a form of writing at first? A. Some people cant talk B. To keep track of the kingdoms wealth C. To keep record of trade D. Because they needed to send mail
4. Where was the Rosetta Stone found? A. In southern Egypt B. The Sahara Desert C. The Rosetta Desert D. A rose garden near the Nile River
5. What are the three forms of writing on the Rosetta Stone? A. Roman, Algonquian, and Greek B. Demotic, Hieroglyphics, and Indian C. Hieroglyphics, Demotic, and Greek