Writer in the ancient EgyptThe native writing system of the ancient Egypt was especially used to note the Egyptian language. So Egyptian hieroglyphics as well as the hieratic writing form the 13th century BC were part of the most popular italic types of the hieroglyphics. In the 2nd century the concept "hieratic" firstly was used by St. Clemens of Alexandria. It comes from the Greek word "?µµata e?at??" = grammata hieratika; (word-for-word: "priest's writing"). At that time "hieratic" only was used for religious texts. This tradition was maintained for entirely thousand years.
- height circa 17 cm
- width/ depth 9x9 cm
Papyrus is a thin material appearing like paper, which is fabricated out of the papyrus plant and was used especially often by the writer in the ancient Egypt. Papyrus, firstly known from the ancient Egypt, later as well was used in the entire Mediterranean area and the kingdom of Kush. The ancient Egypts and writer in the ancient Egypt used papyrus first of all as writing material. Although the plant as well was used for the construction of artefacts like boats out of reed, mats, ropes, sandals of baskets.
In the proud opinion of estimated experts, that could read and write the divine signs, the civil servant sits there, a written papyrus roll on his knees.
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