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Dating the greek gods

Demotic script was developed from hieratic and was a simpler, more readable script favored throughout Egypt.

From the Rosetta stone, to the Valley of the Kings, to the great ancient pyramids at Giza, Egypt...It is impossible to know exactly how the ancient Egyptian language sounded but by studying Coptic, the first alphabetic script of the Egyptian language, it is possible to gain an approximate idea.Bryan graduated with a Bachelor of Art in History from Suffolk University and has a background in museum volunteering and as well as working with children rsquo s groups at the Museum of Science and the National Park Service He...Egyptian hieroglyphs are among the oldest writing systems in the world, dating back some 5,200 years.Known in ancient Egyptian as the “language of the gods” and said to have been created by the god of knowledge Thoth, hieroglyphs were vital in the fulfilment of royal duties and were used by powerful pharaohs and their scribes to record the achievements of their reign.Not everyone in Ancient Egypt could read and write hieroglyphics thus making their meaning incomprehensible to the common citizen.

Only one group had this knowledge and they were called scribes.

Leeds Museums (public domain image) Hieroglyphic inscriptions on temple walls, and other monuments were used for decorative and sacred purposes.

Parts of the Book of the Dead, a compilation of spells the ancient Egyptians believed would assist them in the afterlife, were inscribed on sarcophagi.

It marked a new development in the language namely because it was a kind of dialect with its own grammar.

During the Greco-Roman period demotic became the script of everyday life while the older hieratic was reserved for sacred writings.

Detail of the outer coffin lid of Nesyamun who lived in Thebes over 3,000 years ago.