2Hieroglyphics What are hieroglyphics? It is an ancient Egyptian system of writing.Egyptian hieroglyphics were one of the world’s first writing systems.The earliest known examples of Egyptian writing are from around 3300 BC and were carved in stone.
3Write Your Name!!!The hieroglyphics used more than 600 symbols. Each symbol represented one or more sounds in the Egyptian language.They could be written either horizontally or vertically.
4Writing in Egypt What is papyrus? Papyrus is a long-lasting, paper-like material made from reeds.Egyptians made papyrus by pressing layers of reeds together and pounding them into sheets.They could be easily rolled into scrolls. Scribes wrote on papyrus using brushes and ink.
5What is the Rosetta Stone? It is a huge stone slab inscribed with hieroglyphics, Egyptian Demotic, and classical Greek languages.In 1799 a French soldier discovered this stone.The stone unlocks the key to the mysterious Egyptian hieroglyphics.
6Egyptian TextsBookof theDeadBecause papyrus did not decay in Egypt’s dry climate, many Egyptian texts still survive. Historians can read about ancient medicine, science, government records and literary works. The Book Of The Dead is an example that tells about the afterlife.
7Egypt’s Great TemplesEgyptians believed that temples were homes of the gods. People visited the temples to worship, offer gifts to the gods and ask for favors.Temple of Karnakas it looked inAncient Egypt
13King TutankhamenIn 1922 Howard Carter discovered an undisturbed tomb in the Valley of the Kings, an area where many pharaohs and their family members were buried.His tomb was filled with unimaginable treasures.His tomb has taught us much about Egyptian burial practices and beliefs.