Ancient Egyptian Writing: Hieroglyphics

The Ancient Egyptians wrote using hieroglyphics. Pictures and symbols called hieroglyphs were used instead of letters and words. There were more than seven hundred symbols, and each one stood for a sound or an object. Straight lines like tally marks were used for the numbers from one to nine. The number ten looked like an upside down "U".

Scribes were the most educated men in Egypt because they could read and write. They wrote on a kind of paper made from the reeds that grew along the banks of the Nile River. This paper was called papyrus. Sharpened reeds were dipped into ink made from soot or .....

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