Hieroglyph


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hieroglyph

[′hī·rə‚glif]
(geology)
Any sort of sedimentary mark or structure occurring on a bedding plane.

Hieroglyph

A figure representing an idea and intended message; a word or root of a word; a sound that is part of a word, especially applied to the engraved marks and symbols found on the monuments of ancient Egypt.

hieroglyph

A figure representing (a) an idea, and intended to convey a meaning, (b) a word or root of a word, or (c) a sound which is part of a word; esp. applied to the engraved marks and symbols found on the monuments of ancient Egypt.
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If, as a child, you learned to write out your name in hieroglyphs, you learned only a few of the hundreds of hieroglyphs available to the ancient Egyptians.
A great starting point for hieroglyphs is the educational site on ancient Egyptian writing at the British Museum in London.
As Steve McLean, curator of the Hancock Museum, explains: "While the pyramids, temples, mummies, hieroglyphs and Tutankhamen's treasure tell us a lot about ancient Egypt they only provide part of the picture.
Their writing, believed to have been developed from pictographs, evolved into hieroglyphs which can be read both as symbols and syllables.
An illuminating array of excerpts are assembled from contemporary Italian sources to demonstrate how the grotesque was related with other concepts such as fastasia, artificio, bizzaria, capriccio, chimera, ghiribizzo and grillo, and especial attention is paid to its association with hieroglyphs as an emblematic bearer of mysterious knowledge.
Students each had a sheet showing some of the hieroglyphs that represent sounds instead of whole words.
According to hieroglyphs, Taita was asked to find a way to crush Southern Egypt's greatest enemy, the Hyksos people in the north.
Use the hieroglyphs on the walls to decode the message on the broken piece.
And then after 30 days, when I have finally managed to commit the short story with hieroglyphs to memory I have to change it again.
Egypt's Antiquities Minister, Mohammed Ibrahim, said that the mummy preserved wooden sarcophagus dates back to 1600 BC and it appears to belong to a high official, as it is engraved with hieroglyphs and decorated with inscriptions of bird feathers, the Independent reported.
A producA[degrees]tive distraction that does not involve long hours in front of the TV or computer, children acquaint themselves with dragA[degrees] ons from China, hieroglyphs from Egypt, rangoli designs from India and Italian masks using paper and markers.
Rosetta is named after a block of stone that allowed archaeologists to decipher ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.