What have you learned about Hieroglyphs and Ancient Languages?

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Game Box Inscribed for Taia and His Family Game Box Inscribed for Taia and His Family (ca. 1550–1295 B.C.)The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1. What’s the name of the hieroglyph that represents one of the oldest board games?  

By Eliot ElisofonLIFE Photo Collection

2. In which direction can hieroglyphs be read? 

Book of the Dead Papyrus of Nesshutefnut (Papyrus Ryerson) with spells 154–162 and 191–192 (Ptolemaic Period, ca. 250 BC) by UnknownOriental Institute Museum

3. How many hieroglyphs are there? 

Stela fragment of HoriraaBritish Museum

4. How many types of scripts did the ancient Egyptians have?  

The Rosetta Stone (-196/-196)British Museum

5. What ancient European language was found carved below ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs on the Rosetta Stone which helped decode Egyptian hieroglyphs? 

How many did you get right?

1.What’s the name of the hieroglyph that represents one of the oldest board games?
Answer: Senet.

2. In which direction can hieroglyphs be read?
Answer: Left to right or right to left.


3. How many hieroglyphs are there?
Answer: Over a 1000.


4. How many types of scripts did the ancient Egyptians have?
Answer: More than two.

5. What ancient European language was found carved below ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs on the Rosetta Stone which helped decode Egyptian hieroglyphs?
Answer: Ancient Greek.

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