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4024 x 2622 pixels
34.0 x 22.1 cm ⏐ 13.4 x 8.7 in (300dpi)
PETRIE MUSEUM OF EGYPTIAN ARCHAEOLOGY, UCL / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PETRIE MUSEUM OF EGYPTIAN ARCHAEOLOGY, UCL / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. Portion of hieroglyphic text written for a man called Mentuhotep, governor of the district of Armant in Ancient Egypt's Middle Kingdom (2024-1700 BC). Hieroglyphics were a system of pictorial writing invented in Egypt around 3000 BC. The symbols may represent the objects they depict but usually stand for a sound or group of sounds.
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