925 Sterling Silver Hieroglyphics Necklace Charm
Regular price $98.00
In reality they all lived in a kind of hieroglyphic world, where the real thing was never said or done or even thought, but only represented by a set of arbitrary signs. Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning. Everything in this world has a hidden meaning, I thought. Men, animals, trees, stars, they are all hieroglyphics; woe to anyone who begins to decipher them and guess what they mean.... When you see them, you do not understand them. You think they are really men, animals, trees, stars. It is only years later, too late, that you begin to realize
The word 'hieroglyph' is derived from the Greek adjective 'hieroglyphikos', which means, 'sacred god's words'.
Only roughly 3% of the population of ancient Egypt knew how to read hieroglyphics. Most of the Ancient Egyptians could not read or write.
Hieroglyphs were meant to represent both ideas and sounds.
Scribes began training to learn hieroglyphs as young as 12. They attended special schools to learn the signs.
A triple sign in hieroglyphics meant that it was plural.
When the Greeks took over Egypt, many scribes had to learn Greek as well.
When Egypt became a Roman province in 30 BC the official form of writing became Latin; hieroglyphics soon became an extinct language with no one having the ability to read or write it.
A very famous scribe was Imhotep
Metal Sterling Silver or 14K