Essays Tagged: "Egyptian hieroglyphs"

Short Description of Hieroglyphs for Visual Display

Hieroglyphs were the Egyptians form of written language. They were a number of pictures that were used to represent a sou ... our letters represent different sounds. Interestingly, although the exact pronunciation of ancient Egyptian words is unknown, so one can not be certain if there was in fact an omission, it is believe ... deas of signs representing sounds, syllables, and words as well as determinative. Around 400 CE the Egyptian system of hieroglyphics completely died out and was replace by an essentially Greek alphabe ...

(2 pages) 39 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History > Ancient Egypt

Communication through a stone

Until the discovery of the Rosetta stone, there were large blanks in what historians knew about Egyptian hieroglyphics, no one could translate the language because it was unlike other languages se ... crets of hieroglyphs. The translation of the Rosetta stone helped fill in the large gaps of unknown Egyptian history.All original ideas of what kind of language hieroglyphics could be were all specula ...

(3 pages) 57 1 4.1 Jan/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics


ory of writing system, I will choose graphic communication in ancient Egypt. Among many people, the Egyptians were the least warlike. They were protected by seas and deserts, and did not need to fear ... drifting desert sands have preserved many records of ancient Egypt until modern times. The ancient Egyptians lived colorful, active, and eventful lives. Many were creative artists, skilled craftsmen, ...

(5 pages) 56 2 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Art Essays

Ancient Civilizations

e ideas and views on different subjects throughout time; writing lasts when the writer has expired. Egyptian hieroglyphics and Sumerian cuneiform were infinitely complex because each word had a symbol ... in the United States is based mainly on the Ten Commandments, as are most laws around the world.The Egyptians and Sumerians both used geometry and architecture to build many large temples and tombs. E ...

(1 pages) 18 0 4.3 Apr/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Hieroglyphics: A Permanent Mark In History

of recording. However, the most fecund and expressive body of hieroglyphics - that utilized by the Egyptian civilization, maintained most of its pictographic roots. To accommodate an increasing deman ... d most of its pictographic roots. To accommodate an increasing demand for accuracy and specificity, Egyptian scribes began associating the objective meanings of ideograms with sounds [Fig. 1]. This ad ...

(3 pages) 88 0 5.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art


this 11-inch thick piece of rock would be one of the greatest discoveries in history! It contained Egyptian scripture, with Greek also on the stone. This was used to decode the once lost Egyptian wri ... an writing system. Before the 1800's, attempts at trying to uncover the secrets held by the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics found on walls inside numerous tombs were useless. The pictures were falsely ...

(4 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History > Ancient Egypt