Hieroglyphics

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Hieroglyphics

  1. 1. Angelica Baldon 817
  2. 2. <ul><li>Hieroglyphics </li></ul><ul><li>Eye of Horus </li></ul><ul><li>Fraction System </li></ul><ul><li>Writing Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Egyptian Writing Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Cartouche </li></ul><ul><li>Rosetta Stone </li></ul><ul><li>How They Solved Hieroglyphics </li></ul><ul><li>Scribes </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliography </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Egyptians believed the God Thoth discovered Hieroglyphics. </li></ul><ul><li>Hieroglyphics came from “Hiero” meaning sacred and “Glyphic” meaning inscriptions. </li></ul><ul><li>3,400 BC was dated for the earliest known example of writing. </li></ul><ul><li>396 AD was dated the latest inscription of writing. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Eye of Horus is represented as the falcon-headed god. </li></ul><ul><li>Was an important god in Egyptian Legend </li></ul><ul><li>Was a powerful symbol used to protect from evil. </li></ul><ul><li>Eye of Horus represents a human eye with the cheek markings of a falcon. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The Eye of Horus fraction system was based on the Eye of Horus symbol. </li></ul><ul><li>Fractions are created by combining sections of the Eye of Horus. </li></ul><ul><li>Each section has a different value. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Egyptians used paper (papyrus) to write on which was made of marsh plant called papyrus reed. </li></ul><ul><li>School boys used broken pieces of pottery because it was cheaper than papyrus. </li></ul><ul><li>Egyptians used pigment powder, made from a plant to make ink and paint when mixed with water. </li></ul><ul><li>This is a picture of three pen cases. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Egyptian numbering system was based of units of TEN </li></ul><ul><li>They did not use numbers they used pictures </li></ul><ul><li>The higher numbered values were always written in front of smaller numbers. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Ancient Egyptian writing uses more than 2,000 hieroglyphic. </li></ul><ul><li>Hieroglyphics could represent the sound of the object. </li></ul><ul><li>A modern type of hieroglyphic writings would be a rebus. </li></ul><ul><li>Rebus is a picture puzzle that can be solved by sounding it out. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Cartouche was a place to hold the name of a pharaoh. </li></ul><ul><li>In the fourth dynasty the two most important pharaoh names were put into the cartouche </li></ul><ul><li>They put their first name (nomen) and their throne name (prenomen) in to the cartouches. </li></ul><ul><li>Cartouche represents everything is encircled by then sun. </li></ul><ul><li>Was also a protective symbol to the king. </li></ul><ul><li>This is a picture of the cartouche of Tutankhamen. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Rosetta stone is an Ancient Egyptian Aritfact </li></ul><ul><li>Made up of three translations of single passages. </li></ul><ul><li>Written in two different Egyptian languages (hieroglyphic and domestic) </li></ul><ul><li>It was created in 196 BC </li></ul><ul><li>discovered by the French in 1799 at Rosetta. </li></ul><ul><li>This is a picture of the Rosetta Stone </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Scribes are men that learn how to write hieroglyphics and hieratic. </li></ul><ul><li>Where the only people who know how to read and right hieroglyphics. </li></ul><ul><li>Hieroglyphics would usually appear on temples and in the tombs of pharaohs. </li></ul><ul><li>Scribes were the people who kept records of the government and wrote letters for the pharaohs. </li></ul><ul><li>This is a picture of scribes writing scrolls. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>http://www.greatscott.com/hiero/ </li></ul><ul><li>www.google.ca </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosetta_Stone </li></ul><ul><li>www.wikipedia.com </li></ul>

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