Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs

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Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs. Ancient means a long, long time ago. Ancient. It can also mean very, very old!. The Egyptians used pictures of objects, people, and animals to write down their language. . Hieroglyphs. Why is it important to us?. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Ancient Egyptian HieroglyphsAncientAncient means a long, long time ago.It can also mean very, very old!

HieroglyphsThe Egyptians used pictures of objects, people, and animals to write down their language.

Why is it important to us?Because hieroglyphs are the first written languageEVER!

ScribesThey were!Only very important people such as the royal family, priests, and government workers knew how to write hieroglyphs.Other people who were trained to read and write hieroglyphs were called scribes.Scribes went to school for years just to learn how to read and write them!

Those hieroglyphs look really hard!!Hierarchy

The important people who could read and write hieroglyphs were at the top of the hierarchy in Ancient Egypt.Hierarchy means how people are organized based on their power.CartoucheA cartouche is a design drawn around the names of people at the top of the hierarchy in Ancient Egypt.These cartouches were seen as symbols of eternity.Drawing a cartouche arounda persons name would make that person live forever and be protected forever.

1. Worksheet2. Draw Your cartouche Design3. Carve your Own Cartouche!!