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Writing Team 1

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Writing in Ancient Egypt

 

The ancient Egyptians believed that it was important to record and communicate information about religion and government.The written language in ancient Egypt was hieroglyphics. Hieroglyphics are hundreds of images put together forming the Egyptian language. This used to be the most famous language. However, there are two other scripts. One of them is called Hieratic. It's formed from hieroglyphics. Pictures were reduced to lines and squiggles to make writing easier and quicker. The other form of writing is  Demotic. This version of Egyptian language was based on phonetics. Demotic means "the peoples' writing". It got this name because everyone could read and write it easily.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pharaoh's names in hieroglyphics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 In the Egyptian writing system there are about seven hundred letters. This is very interesting because in our alphabet there are only twenty-six letters, so we thought this was an extremely interesting fact.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In temples pharoahs wrote on the walls with heiroglyphics and drew to show there respect for the dieties since this is the house of the gods. The preists in the temple were scribes and they  performed rituals to keep the dieties happy.Cast of a wall relief from a temple. 

 

 

The goverment also used heiroglyphics to keep records of the past years like how much grain or how many animals were collected in the past year in taxes. Goverment officials were scribes in higher positions.

In the military people used heiroglyphics to communicate with

each other. Military leaders were first trained as scribes to be able to read messages.

 

  

 
 
 
 

The Egyptians who wrote were called scribes. To learn how to write, the scribes had to go to scribe school. Students in scribe school had many things to learn. It was important for scribes to learn how to record information correctly.Scribes spent hours copying hundreds of signs until they could make them well enough to please their teachers. They wrote on papyrus. Papyrus is old pieces of pottery or flakes of lime stone.  Today we use pencils and pens; the Egyptians used reed brushes dipped in ink. Writing was used in scribe school, in the fields, in tombs, in temples, in the army, and in the  goverment.

 

 

 

     

 Students and thier teacher in scribe school.                         

Reed Brushes...They used these to write.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
      When scribes would write, they would write everything! Although hieroglyphics looked pretty, they took a long time to create on papyrus scrolls. Scribes would then use Demotic system of writing because it took less time to write. Scribes would record information about people, places, and records about everything.

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  There are a lot of differences between Egyptians way of writing and out way of writing. We use pens and pencils when we write. Egyptians would use reed brushes dipped in ink. We write on paper made from trees and Egyptians would use papyrus scrolls made from reed plants. We write in the english language and Egyptians would write in heiroglyphics.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vocabulary

 

Papyrus- a reed plant that grows along the shorses of the nile river and is used to make scrolls.

 

Hieratic- Egyptian system of writing that came after hireoglyphics.

 

Demotic- system of writing used later in ancient egypt. It was faster to write down information. It came after

  

 
Scribes-  people who went to school to learn how to write to keep information
 
 
 offical a scribe the to be an offical your father had to be a scribe and his father and so on
thoth the wisdom god the god of the moon  the god who made numbers and writing
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ERIN T ,ELAINE P , MALLORY O ,JULIE S ,  SARAH S  

 

 

Comments (Show all 84)

wikiuser0029 said

at 10:23 am on Oct 9, 2008

ms. paduano help!!! i added my info. on the wiki and fixed some typo's and after about 3 min. ou whole page was gone excepy for 1 paragraph!! what do i do???

<3 Sarah <3

wikiuser0005 said

at 10:38 am on Oct 9, 2008

heyy sarah r u still there its emily just saying tht thts wat happened to our page too but we fixed it nd yours looks great now!!

wikiuser0010 said

at 2:23 pm on Oct 9, 2008

cool page
-taylor

wikiuser0021 said

at 2:39 pm on Oct 9, 2008

thanks taylor
*mallory*

wikiuser0010 said

at 2:52 pm on Oct 9, 2008

Sarah If that ever happens again,
go to page history and revent your page from a certain time. That's how I got mine back
-Taylor

wikiuser0010 said

at 2:54 pm on Oct 9, 2008

Oh, no ofense, We cannot see the yellow paragraphs. You should change it to a different color. Like a red blue or a purple. Defintley not YELLOW! -ART TEAm

wikiuser0021 said

at 2:55 pm on Oct 9, 2008

guys in my group leave it one color for a whileit looks so nice!!!!!!!!!!!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~mallory ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
and mis p i wantr to post a you tube vido how do i paste it ???????????????

Mrs. Olsen said

at 9:35 pm on Oct 9, 2008

Hi Writing Team!

Be sure to include citations for all of your sources.

Mrs. Olsen

wikiuser0021 said

at 12:49 pm on Oct 11, 2008

ok i got the you tube vido we got pitures we have to put were we got our info and a few more voc. words ,were doing good .
ps.............how do you guys like the mint green color??????????

~mallory~

wikiuser0024 said

at 4:24 pm on Oct 11, 2008

Great job it looks nice.
*Anjelica*

wikiuser0036 said

at 9:52 pm on Oct 11, 2008

your page i awesome! y is there a scroll bar if you only use it to see the tiny part with your names? lol(; see ya tuesday!
-rebeccaaaaaaaa<3 (=

Mrs. Gallagher said

at 5:03 pm on Oct 12, 2008

How is the Writing team different to the six characteristics of civilization?
Mrs. Gallagher

wikiuser0011 said

at 7:51 pm on Oct 12, 2008

cool

Miss Paduano said

at 5:47 pm on Oct 13, 2008

Yes, vocabulary words you came across in your research on writing.

Miss Paduano

wikiuser0024 said

at 6:52 pm on Oct 13, 2008

Love the video :-)
*Anjelica*

wikiuser0025 said

at 8:54 am on Oct 14, 2008

heyy mrs. gallagher we dont understand what you mean when you asked the question...........comment back...
~elaine~

wikiuser0011 said

at 5:26 pm on Oct 14, 2008

hello again,
i like the green, i also like your video!
taylor

wikiuser0027 said

at 7:22 pm on Oct 14, 2008

hey, nice job.......... who page is this?

wikiuser0027 said

at 7:22 pm on Oct 14, 2008

christi


wikiuser0027 said

at 7:22 pm on Oct 14, 2008

and like totally that shade of green is the new pink! Like duh............

wikiuser0029 said

at 7:40 pm on Oct 14, 2008

heyy luv the page!!

wikiuser0029 said

at 7:40 pm on Oct 14, 2008

its sarah!!

wikiuser0021 said

at 9:38 pm on Oct 14, 2008

IF YOU READ MY WIKI YOU SEE A PART THAT I THOUGHT WAS A COOL FACT EVERY DAY I WILL TRY TO PUT A NEW COOL FACT BUT THE POEM THAT CALI WROTE YOU KNOW WHO CALI IS IF YOU READ THE COOL FACT BUT IT WONT LET ME PASTE THE PO EM HELP PLEASE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
~MALLORY~

Mrs. Gallagher said

at 1:52 pm on Oct 15, 2008

Hi, Writing Team,
I'm sorry, but I misunderstood what your task was when I wrote my question. You are researching the Egyptian's writing system. I really like the cartouches that you have for the pharoahs' names. Keep up your good work. I'm really enjoying this wiki project. Mrs. Gallagher

Jo Rossicone said

at 1:56 pm on Oct 15, 2008

I love seeing the work you do. I would like to see your names posted after a comment. Try it. Mrs. Rossicone

wikiuser0021 said

at 7:45 pm on Oct 15, 2008

I'M VERY GLAD YOU ARE ENJOYING OUR PROJECT MISS.GALLAGHER ,AND WE WILL DO WHAT YOU SAID MISS .ROSSICONE .
~MALLORY~


wikiuser0025 said

at 4:13 pm on Oct 16, 2008

Heyy mallory you should add 4 more vocabulary words since your the vocabulary person!!! well ill c u in school malpalll

~elaine~

wikiuser0029 said

at 4:56 pm on Oct 16, 2008

heyy i love the colors whoever did them our page looks great!

~Sarah~

wikiuser0009 said

at 6:19 pm on Oct 16, 2008

My team is finally working elaine Muke has not did anything yet, Griffin peace out

wikiuser0009 said

at 6:20 pm on Oct 16, 2008

i mean mike

Mrs. Gallagher said

at 7:37 pm on Oct 16, 2008

Thanks Mallory!
Mrs. Gallagher

wikiuser0030 said

at 4:38 pm on Oct 17, 2008

mrs. paduano our sub didnt give us an outline is the test going to be on mon or tues for ss

wikiuser0024 said

at 9:06 am on Oct 18, 2008

Good job writing group!!!!!!
*Anjelica*

wikiuser0030 said

at 12:18 pm on Oct 18, 2008

thanks anjelica

=* julie =*

wikiuser0025 said

at 11:21 pm on Oct 18, 2008

Heyy guyzz its elaine dont change the colors if we have more info u can put that on in what ever color u want but the pagee looks good c u in skool!\
~;)elaine(;~

wikiuser0021 said

at 12:39 pm on Oct 19, 2008

what r u people studing 4 the test

wikiuser0021 said

at 9:41 pm on Oct 19, 2008

were done !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
good job !!!!!!!!

wikiuser0030 said

at 5:18 pm on Oct 20, 2008

we did great guys

julie

wikiuser0012 said

at 8:49 pm on Oct 20, 2008

great job!!!!
~Nicole~

wikiuser0021 said

at 10:04 pm on Oct 20, 2008

i know the project was due today i keep saving 8 voc. words but it only comes to be 6 .helppppppppppppppppppp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
~MALLORY ~

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