Glyphs

Glyphs

Egyptian hieroglyphs  were the formal writing system used in Ancient Egypt. It combined logographic, syllabic and alphabetic elements, with a total of some 1,000 distinct characters.Cursive hieroglyphs were used for religious literature on papyrus and wood. The later hieratic and demotic Egyptian scripts are derived from hieroglyphic writing; Meroitic was a late derivation from demotic.

Hieroglyphs from the tomb of Seti I.jpg

Hieroglyphs from the Great Hypostyle Hall in Karnak (Seti I, 13th century BC)

HIEROGLYPHIC ALPHABET