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1 Heiroglyphics, Myths, and Legends
By: Itzia Maciel & Pedro Robles

2 Hieroglyphic Writing Hieroglyph is the term we use for the sacred picture writing of the Egyptians. Egyptians also wrote in a cursive Egyptian script known as demotic. Hieroglyphic writing was deciphered by means of the Rosetta Stone on which the same information was repeated in Greek, hieroglyphic, and demotic writing.

3 Egypt Symbols The symbols could mean any of the following:
To summon protection Time to summon strength To summon time protection To summon time power Time summons the power of life

4 Writing on Tomb Hundreds of years later, archaeologists discovered beautiful hieroglyphic writing on the walls of ancient Egyptian pyramids and tombs. The archaeologists had a problem. They knew hieroglyphics had meanings. Although lots of archaeologists could read Demonic script, there was no one left in the world who remembered what the ancient hieroglyphics meant. No one could read the hieroglyphic messages. It was most frustrating!

5 Alphabet Ancient Egyptian writing uses more than 2,000 hieroglyphic characters. Each hieroglyph represents a common object in ancient Egypt. Hieroglyphs could represent the sound of the object or they could represent an idea associated with the object.

6 Script The script was developed about four thousand years before Christ and there was also a decimal system of numeration up to a million.

7 Written in Rows Hieroglyphs are written in rows or columns and can be read from left to right or from right to left. You can distinguish the direction in which the text is to be read because the human or animal figures always face towards the beginning of the line. Also the upper symbols are read before the lower.

8 Eye of the Horus The Eye of Horus fraction system was based on the Eye of Horus symbol. This system was used to record prescriptions, land and grain.

9 Stone It was not until quite recently, a mere 200 years ago, that a stone was found in Egypt. This stone had the same short story written on it in Greek, in Demonic, and in hieroglyphics.

10 Egypt Language The written Egyptian language, hieroglyphics, is made up of three types of symbols. Alphabetic signs correspond to a letter or sound produced by that sign. Syllabic symbols stand for sounds produced by a group of letters, a syllable. Determinative signs relate to a specific object or idea, such as man, woman, and water.

11 Escribing Hieroglyphics play an important role in escribing and understanding the past history of Egypt, because it is the written language that the ancient Egyptians used to express their ideas. The Egyptians used such writing

12 The Land of the Dead The one visit to the Duat of which a record remains was paid by Se-Osiris, the wonderful child magician who read the sealed letter, and his father Setna, the son of Pharaoh Rameses the Great.

13 Egypt In spite of all that he had done to unite Egypt and bring peace and prosperity to her after years of civil war, Pharaoh Amen-em-het went in constant danger from plots to murder him, hatched by one great lord or another who wished to seize his throne.

14 Ahmes So Thoth took upon himself his favorite form, that of an ibis, in which he could fly swiftly through the air unrecognized by any. In this guise he flew into the palace of Thutmose at Thebes, to the great chamber with its painted walls where Queen Ahmes lay asleep.

15 Stones Rameses gathered his treasures together in the form of gold and silver and precious stones - and the more he gathered the more anxious he became lest anyone should steal his hoards.

16 Isis and the Seven Scorpions
One night, Isis was traveling to the Town of the Two Sisters in the Nile Delta. A wealthy Noblewoman saw the strange party arrive and quickly shut the door to her house. The scorpions were enraged at her rude behavior and decide to teach the woman a lesson.

17 Thoth Many tales were told in Ancient Egypt of Setna, the son of Rameses the Great, who was the wisest of all scribes, and who found and read the Book of Thoth.

18 Rameses Rameses gathered his treasures together in the form of gold and silver and precious stones - and the more he gathered the more anxious he became lest anyone should steal his hoards.

19 Egypt Demon When the feast was concluded the demon returned to his own land, which he loved, according to his promise.

20 Nile River Finally the god promised that the Nile should rise every year, as in olden time, and described the good which should come upon the land when he had made an end of the famine.

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