Egypt Wall Script







If the ancient Egyptians would not had adorned the temples, the bas-reliefs, the statues and the frescos with wall script about the pharaohs, gods, nobles or simple people, we would not be able to find out so many details about the ancient Egypt today. The ancient Egyptians had a real passion for the wall script and of the immortalization on this way of all the life’s social aspects. They also had a special feeling for the great and eternal works of art. All the great Egyptian edifices would not have a meaning if the Egyptians wouldn’t had the art of script to transmit to the posterity their messages from beyond the death. The Egyptians are the later country who invented the writing, after the Sumeriens. This thing happened with 55000 years ago. The wall script is on the Amun temple’s walls, on the colons of the Luxor temple, on the pedestal of the gigantic statues of Ramses II. This is despite the fact that very few people could read at that time. It seems that about 1% from the people was alphabetized. The fact that only so few people new to read and to write while the writing was present all around them, gave a special importance to those who knew that secret: the scribes. They were very respected in Egypt and their occupation was one of the most appreciated. There was a professional hierarchy inside this chaste. The most of the scribes had simple tasks like writing the marriage contracts or the ones of selling-buying. Other scribes were close to the priests or high nobles. The most important of them were working at the pharaoh’s court. A scribe had to learn about 700 signs, from which some of them were representing ideas or sounds.



Egypt Wall Script


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Egypt Wall Script


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