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Title: Why were Hieroglyphics so difficult to decipher


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  • Why were Hieroglyphics so difficult to decipher?
  • 1.There were so many of them. Over 750.
  • 2.Some stood for sounds, some stood for ideas,
    some were phrases.
  • 3.The written language had been dead for 1500
    years. The last hieroglyph was carved in 400
    A.D.
  • 4.Hieroglyphics dont have vowels.
  • 5.Could be written vertical or horizontal. Could
    be read right to left or left to right. Could
    also be stacked. It was more an art form than a
    communication tool.
  • 6.There were different styles or forms. Hieratic
    and Hieroglyphics.
  • 7.Historical information was often incorrect.
    Ex. Herodotus
  • Why was the Rosetta Stone so difficult to
    decipher?
  • 1.It was broken. Lines were missing.
  • 2.No one spoke or read hieroglyphics for 1500
    years.
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