This is an Egyptian hieroglyphics translator. Put your English text in the first box and it'll do it's best to translate it to Egyptian hieroglyphics in the output box. Firstly, this translator does a phonetic translation or more accurately, transliteration. The Egyptian "alphabet" was never official, but amongst the many hierglyphic symbols there were about 24 different symbols which represented simple vocal sounds and which were used very much like the letters of the English alphabet. Each of these 24 characters are called "unilaterals" - "uni" coming from the fact that they represent a single sound. There are Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic symbols for combinations of sounds too, like this one:.
How to Write Egyptian Hieroglyphics
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Learning a new or rather old, dead language can be rather fulfilling. It almost takes you back to when you were a kid, watching Indiana Jones or Tomb Raider movies. One such ancient but appreciated language is the Egyptian Hieroglyphs. They are much like an art form. This was a way of communicating for ancient Egyptians. Instead of typical letters used in modern languages, like English, they used symbols. Hieroglyphs, or shortened version glyphs, were useful because they could depict the meaning of more than one meaning.
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The ancient Egyptians needed writing to put down information about medicine, religion and history, and so they invented methods of writing that included sounds and words. There are three categories of Egyptian writing. The ancient Egyptians had a unique writing system now known as hieroglyphs. These are the little pictures that most people associate with Egyptian writing.
The venue, the Egyptian Hall, was decorated with Egyptian motifs, two statues of Isis and Osiris, and hieroglyphs. On display to the public was a magnificently carved and painted one-sixth scale model of an ancient Egyptian tomb, which had been discovered four years earlier in the area of ancient Thebes modern Luxor , later to be known as the Valley of the Kings. However, he was obliged to admit that he did not know who was buried in the tomb, or when, because no-one could read hieroglyphs. In his Histories , Herodotus identified the pyramids at Giza as places of royal burial, and provided important information about the process of mummification.