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By Emma Holbrook and Ali Jamali!


Intro:
Education is an important subject to civilization. I'ts amazing how different places create different ways to write, and to learn. Egyptian writing was a big mystery, the mystery reaches far, allover egypt, even the poor village of rosetta, hiding an important clue, or to the tombes of pharaohs where the clues are in the walls.

The Egyptians used a special series of symbols called Hieroglyphs. They were used to read and write like our alphabet we have today. Some letters they didn't use. These were mostly vowels but some consonants were missed out too.
045- Boston Museum of Fine Arts -Ancient Egyptian Artifacts
045- Boston Museum of Fine Arts -Ancient Egyptian Artifacts



Hieroglyphs:
For an unkown reason Eqyptian used Hieroglyphs, Hieroglyphs is like English; 26 letters with the same sounds. Some people say that Hieroglyphs was hard because the Egyptian Kings (Pharaohs) didn't want some people such as slaves to understand their writings. Like the historical walls that are all over Egypt that gave information about the next Pharaoh, or what the current Pharaoh is going to do, because if the slaves could find that information they would maybe kill the next Pharaoh or prevent what the Pharaoh was going to do; but that wasn't just they slaves' case that was also the same thing for poor Egyptian people who weren't allow to go to schools.
The Hieroglyphs alphabet; as you can see Hieroglyphs had all the letters that English Language has but in shape of objects, animals, and lines.
The Hieroglyphs alphabet; as you can see Hieroglyphs had all the letters that English Language has but in shape of objects, animals, and lines.



Females:
In the ancient Egypt females did not go to school, they stayed home instead while their mother teached the cooking, cleaning and other housekeeping skills, while the males could go to school (only if they were wealthy). Females could only learn maybe only a bit of writing and reading during their whole life. The only males who actually went to school were the ones who would become scholars, artists, law and government people and more important people included with writing or learning they would learn something called Demotic. The rich, had their own private tutors, they would learn heiroglyphs, and the females learned from their mothers.



Tombes:
The walls of tombes had heiroglyphs written on them, a BIG clue. After finding the rosetta stone, people could decipher the writing on tombes, finding information on the ancient ways of Egypt. People could also find places where the Pharaos lived, what they did, and why.



Why:
It was thought that heiroglyphs where made to record the wherabouts of tombes, and to record the lives and every day work of pharaohs. The less important people of Egypt, learnt Demotic, so that they couldn't read what others, more important people wrote.




Other:
Check these wiki's to compare Egypt education to Greek and Mesopotamian.Greek Education, Mesopotamian Education



References:
~http://www.hitchams.suffolk.sch.uk/egypt/education/index.html - For "Females" Section
~http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptian_hieroglyphs - Egyptian Hieroglyphs on Wikipedia-The Free Encyclopedia
~http://iw-chameleon.bravepages.com/11educ.htm - also for females section