Egypt Introducing hieroglyphs to educational curricula

egypt Tue, Apr. 6, 2021
The Ministry of Education stated that the idea of ​​introducing hieroglyphic writing symbols and the corresponding meanings in the Arabic language into the curricula from the fourth grade to the high school stage aims to inform students about their ancient history with the aim of knowledge, raising awareness and arousing students' interest in hieroglyphic writing, which was one of the most important means of communication with civilization Ancient Egyptian, not for memorization, and for this we will review during the next lines whether hieroglyphs are a language or a type of fonts?

And hieroglyphs were used as a pattern for official writing on the walls of temples, tombs, statues, and colored stone and wooden panels, and the ancient Egyptian language is one of the African (Hamitic) and Asian languages ​​(Semitic such as Arabic), and the ancient Egyptians invented the ancient Egyptian language about 3000 before the birth of Christ, and it continued to be used To about the tenth century AD, and perhaps this makes it the oldest language that lived in the world, as it reached more than four thousand years old.

Perhaps the most prominent lines of the ancient Egyptian language are "hieroglyphic script" or "hieroglyphic writing", meaning "sacred inscription" in the language of the ancient Greek people. Most of the inscriptions and writings from the ancient Egyptian civilization were written in the hieroglyphic script, which is somewhat similar to the script in our language. Contemporary Arabic, and the classical stage is the language of ancient Egyptian literature.

The ancient Egyptian language passed through its long history through different stages, and scholars usually divide it into 5 basic stages:

1- Ancient Egyptian: It is the oldest known stage of the language and dates back to about 2600 to 2100 BC.

2- The Medieval Egyptian: It is sometimes called the classical Egyptian, and it is related to the ancient Egyptian, and it appeared around 2100 to about 1600 BC, but it continued as a language throughout ancient Egyptian history. The longer is the stage that will be discussed in these seminars.

3- The Late Egyptian: Taking the status of the Mediator Egyptian after 1600 BC. It differs from the previous stages, especially in grammar.

4- Demotic: It developed from the late Egyptian and appeared for the first time around 650 BC and continued until the fifth century AD.

5- Coptic: It is the late stage of ancient Egypt, linked to Demotic, and appeared at the end of the first century AD and was used for a thousand years. The oldest Coptic texts written by the Egyptians date back to the eleventh millennium AD.