Egyptian hieroglyphs Part 1



Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs are a source of wonder to many people. That is not only because they allow us to travel back in time to get some insights into ancient Egypt, but also because they truly seem a bit mystical as well.

That is why we decided to take a closer look at these ancient times as part of our current series of alternative ways of communication.

The name “Hieroglyphs” has its origins in the Greek language and translates to “holy writing”. The ancient Egyptians believed that “Thoth”, god of wisdom, created the signs as a gift to the Egyptian people. But “Re”, the sun god, objected, as he believed giving writing to humanity would harm their ability to memorize information, as well as their knowledge. Thoth then only gave the ability of writing to some selected individuals, who later took up the job of scribes. They were highly respected in Egyptian society.

That’s it for today. We hope you enjoyed reading this brief introduction to ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.