Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Ancient Egypt Fact Twelve

The ancient Egyptian alphabet contained over 700 hieroglyphics. There were three types of hieroglyphs: one could be a picture representing a single word which would be an ideogram, another could represent a sound which would be a phonogram and the third were actual alphabet characters or logographs. They wrote both right to left and left to right and sometimes top to bottom.

Ancient Egypt page

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