|Egyptian Hieroglyphs and Education. Ancient Egypt
WRITING and EDUCATION
The Egyptians began to form a pictographic written language about 5000 years ago,
which they continued to use for more than 3500 years, until about 400 AD.
Eventually, the pictures they used to represent words came to represent sounds.
These symbols, hieroglyphs, or "sacred inscriptions" were adapted for use in
everyday life, in addition to their important religious/mystical identity.
Education was limited and narrow in scope.
Only rich males had access to education.
Education was almost always limited to religion.
Center of education was the city of Heliopolis.
After 400 AD, the Egyptian language was written in the Greek alphabet, with the
addition of several extra letters to represent Egyptian sounds that didn't exist in
Greek. This form of Egyptian is called Coptic, and was in turn eventually replaced by
Arabic, the language spoken in Egypt today. The ancient Egyptian tongue died out -
only the hieroglyphics remain to remind us that it ever existed.
The development of Egyptian writing was among the first in history.
Egyptian writing was known as Hieroglyphics (sacred writing).
Hieroglyphics were made up of over 600 ideograms and phonograms.
Two simpler forms of Hieroglyphics existed and were known as Hieratic
and Demotic scripts. Hieroglyphics were written on a parchment made
from a reed plant known as Papyrus.
The translation of Egyptian Hieroglyphics did not take place until the
mid 19th century. Napoleon's soldiers found a black basalt rock near
the Egyptian city of Rosetta containing hieroglyphic, demotic and Greek
writing. This stone was taken back to Paris and became known as the
Rosetta Stone. Hieroglyphics were translated by Francois Champollion
in 1826. This translation was the beginning of modern study of Egyptology.
In 1822 Jean Francois Champollion (1790-1832) made the decisive discovery concerning the
decipherment of the hieroglyphs and became the founder of Egyptology. The multimedia
project named after him and presented below aims to further the accessibility of collections
of Egyptian objects in European museums for scholars, students and the interested public.
The ancient Egyptians were possibly the first civilization to
practice the scientific arts. Indeed, the word chemistry is
derived from the word Alchemy which is the ancient name for Egypt.
Where the Egyptians really excelled was in medicine and
applied mathematics. But although there is a large body of
papyrus literature describing their achievements in medicine,
there is no records of how they reached their mathematical
conclusions. Of course they must have had an advanced
understanding of the subject because their exploits in
engineering, astronomy and administration would not have
been possible without it.
The Hieroglyphic Phonetic Alphabet
||short A, as in cat
||long A, as in table
||hard B, as in big
||hard C (K), as in call
||CH, as in children
||hard D, as in dog
||two reed leaves
||long E, as in lead
||short E, as in met
||F, as in flower
||hard G, as in gap
||soft G, as in generous
||H, as in he, who
||short & long I, as in him, I'm
||J, as in jelly
||hard C or K, as in kind, Christmas, lack
||L, as in lisp, linger
||M, as in milk, dumb
||N, as in none
||long O, as in lose, moon
||short O, as in brought, got
||P, as in pretty
||PH, as in pharaoh
||basket + quail
||Q, as in queen
||R, as in red
||S, (soft C), as in silly, peace
||SH, as in shilling
||loaf of bread
||T, as in talk
||soft TH, as in moth
||hard TH, as in there
||short U, as in lull
||reed + quail
||long U, as in rule
||V, as in villain
||W, as in will, where, when
||basket + linen
||X, as in fox
||short Y, as in yes
||two reed leaves
||long Y, as in tarry
||Z sound, as in xylophone, zany
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Yo its a me, 25/01:
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J Johnson , 23/01:
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maria , 03/10:
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ashley and kristie, 05/04:
well i reqally love the language it is esentual and makes me feel like i am in an agyption time........i erally love egypt
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Lil Sailor, 19/03:
"I would enjoy it if anyone did not use foul launguage on this web site and I love this website because it is totally cool! I can write my name in hieroglyphics!
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You people are losers who are writing comments on this that aren't about ancient Egypt.
I would like to thank the website for giving out this valuble info on ancient Egyptain education! It's coming to great use for my SS project for school! Thank you very Much!
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big bob, 19/02:
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hi my name is ellie and i find this website very interesting! Thank you for making this website possible for us. I am doing a report on ancient egypt and can use as much information as possible. Thank you for your contribution.
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Seriously, the above posters are mentally challeneged. Grow up people, and learn how to spell please.
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Alex Litchfield, 07/05:
hey i like this site as many tohers on hieroglyphcis have given different signs for different letters and it is very confuing as I am in yr 8 australia and we are doing a project on history i have chosen to research on the book of the dead if anyone could help me on something i could write in there eg. spells in egyptian i would be so grateful it is due in in a couple of days so i need somethin soon
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