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An illustration of some of the main symbols used in Egyptian literature, e.g. ankh, djed, was scepter, neter (god), ba, ka, etc., many of which are seen in hieroglyphs.

In symbols, hieroglyph (LH:6), Greek hieros- “sacred, sanctified” + -glyphein “to carve”, is a pictorial-based character, based on a combinations of combination of logographic, syllabic, and alphabetic elements, used in Ancient Egypt, to communicate via written language, originally carved in stone, e.g. Pyramid Texts (2400BC) or Coffin Texts (2100BC) and later put on papyrus, e.g. Papyrus of Ani (1250BC).


The total set of some 1,000 distinct characters constitutes the writing system called hieroglyphics (TR:39).[1]


A number of hieroglyphs, e.g. the water wave "", along with the general religio-cosmology behind the Egyptian religion, became the prototype mold to the Greek alphabet, e.g. the letter "N".


  1. Hieroglyphics – Hmolpedia 2020.

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