How to read hieroglyphics, where to learn hieroglyphics
Imagine traveling to Egypt , walking into a temple or pyramid, and actually being able to translate the ancient hieroglyphics on the wall — that would be a crazy cool skill that would deeply enrich your trip and blow your traveling companions away. Hieroglyphics is an ancient Egyptian system of writing composed of individual shapes called hieroglyphs. There are more than 1, letters, syllables, numbers, and representative hieroglyphs in the set of characters. The system was invented in about BC; however, new finds are pushing that date back up to 2, years earlier. They were used for about 3, years or 5, years if those new finds are proven true.
This is an Egyptian hieroglyphics translator. Put your English text in the first box and it'll do it's best to translate it to Egyptian hieroglyphics in the output box. Firstly, this translator does a phonetic translation or more accurately, transliteration.
On this site you will therefore find pages mainly dealing with reading and writing, although the combination of the two will also give you all the tools you need to try speaking if you wish! The very first thing to do is to familiarise yourself with some of the key concepts needed to properly understand hieroglyphs. These are surprisingly quick to learn and will very quickly get you into the right frame of mind to learn more. Use the translator to spell out our name and some other words, then try some yourself!