Presentation on theme: "Writing in Ancient Egypt"— Presentation transcript:
1 Writing 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
2 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)
3 Egyptian Writing Tools The object written on:There is an old form of paper that the Egyptians used called papyrus paper, made from papyrus reeds.
4 Egyptian 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.
5 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.
6 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.
7 The Funny Part Is...All of the languages have the same meaning written on the Rosetta Stone…Weird, huh?