Hieroglyphs, or "sacred carvings", dot the world in a fantastic array of symbols and meanings. They are the oldest known writings of humankind. This brief audiobook, narrated in a clear Australian accent by Todd MacDonald, gives the listener a nearly six-minute introduction to some of the most fascinating areas of hieroglyphic study: the whens, wheres, whys. Listeners will learn about ideograms and the similarity of these to English lettering, the purposes of most hieroglyphic writing, and the training that scholars believe some hieroglyphic authors went through in order to practice their craft. Listeners will be encouraged to delve further into this fascinating way of studying ancient history.
Learn about the history of Hieroglyphs with iMindsJNR audio learning series for younger minds. Hieroglyphs form some of the oldest writing in the world. The word ‘hieroglyph’ means ‘sacred carvings’ in Greek and is the name given to written characters formed by drawings. These drawings can be of people, animals, plants, or many other objects.
Numerous ancient cultures used one form or another of hieroglyphs. The Sumerians, Assyrians and Babylonians of the Middle East all used hieroglyphs. So did the Mayans of South America. However, it is the Ancient Egyptians who are most famous for using a form of hieroglyphs for their writing.
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