Tuesday, March 29, 2011

What Are Hieroglyphics?

The word Hieroglyphics is a hard word to say,but it is even harder to spell.The word are made up with 2 Greek words meaning sacred carving.They usually show pictures of trees,animals or a weapon that represent words syllables and sounds.

The name of the marks was mostly found in temples and palaces in Egypt.All the building that were built thousands of years ago,still stand tall today.

In 1799 a Hieroglyphics stone called the Rosetta stone was discovered.They used it to find out how to work out sounds.It was a decree carved by the priest to remember the crowning of a King and copied it underneath. It had 3 types of translations so they could easily find out the secret language and read more.

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