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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Bennett added: "Hieroglyph has been knocking on the door and she deserved this really, but I was pleased with the second too."
The hieroglyphs were originally part of a richly decorated room painted with colorful murals, the researchers say.
In defining hieroglyphs and other terms, Albright also assumes a clean slate of musical understanding, as if gestures in music have a universal meaning not limited by culture, geography, or historical moment.
Many hieroglyphs can exhibit more than one of these three functions and quite a few even all three.
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.
A great starting point for hieroglyphs is the educational site on ancient Egyptian writing at the British Museum in London.
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.
The ancient Egyptians developed a system of writing using hieroglyphs. In the nineteenth century, a French team of scientists and artists recorded every hieroglyph they encountered even though no one could understand them!
Students drew an Egyptian figure, animal hieroglyph, etc., on a corresponding size piece of paper.
The book called Monas is about the sign called "Monas," the famous hieroglyph in which Dee distilled his mystical cosmogony.
Curator of Homs Museum Lubaba al-Ali said these items consist of a number of medium-sized pots, a large storage pot, a lion statue, a bronze staye, limestone weights, clay lanterns, bone spindles, two seals (one bearing Egyptian hieroglyphs and the other dating back to the ottoman era, limestone fragments from a mosaic, and a collection of Roman, Byzantine, and Islamic coins.
The designs of the phones include cultural symbols of each country, and include precious elements, volumetric emblems and hieroglyphs, national ornaments and patterns.