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What is hieroglyphic writing?

HIEROGLYPHIC WRITING IS A KIND OF ANCIENT EGYPTIAN WRITING IN WHICH PICTURE CHARACTERS STAND FOR OBJECTS, WORDS, AND SOUNDS. Several thousand years ago the Egyptians wrote a kind of writing called “hieroglyphic” (pronounced hy er oh GLIF ik), from two Greek words meaning “sacred carving.” At first glance hieroglyphic writing looks like picture writing.  There …

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