Hieroglyphics were the official writing system of the Ancient Egyptians.
They are symbols or pictures such as tools, animals and other symbols.
 Each object represents a letter.  Such as a Egyptians used cursive hieroglyphs for
keeping religious documents. Early hieroglyphics date back all the way to 3,300
 BC and stopped being used in about 400 AD. Hieroglyphics were not  translated
 until the 1820s by Jean Francois Champollion. The word hieroglyph comes
from the Greek word hierogliphikos which means sacred carving.

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