Ancient Egyptians Didn’t Always Use Hieroglyphics!

The Egyptians had 2 other scripts to write alongside hieroglyphics. They used hieratic to write religious and formal texts on papyrus and another called demotic to write administrative texts and more informal texts. The Egyptians called demotic “sekh-shat” or writing for documents. Hieroglyphics were used for religious texts on stone monuments. Hieratic looked like less detailed hieroglyphs and demotic only vaguely resembled hieroglyphs. There are more documents written in hieratic and demotic than in hieroglyphics! Not many people could read, and people went to special scribal school to learn. Later on, Egypt was christianized, and they used the Coptic alphabet which is more like the Greek alphabet.



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