Hieroglyphs

    A pictographic system of writing used for the language of Egypt from c.3100 BC down to the fourth century AD. Mainly employed in inscriptions on monuments and for sacred, formal and historical texts.
Biographical Dictionary of Ancient Egypt by Rosalie and Antony E. David

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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