Today, there are over six million people that speak a language that evolved out of the Maya civilization, which inhabited parts of what are now Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador for...
A team of Egyptologists has discovered giant rock-art hieroglyphs so big the team was “absolutely flabbergasted” at their size.
Inscriptions found on temple walls, graves and monuments were destined for ‘eternity.’ Hieroglyphs retained their importance as a means of communication with the Gods and the Egyptians believed their language was a gift from Thoth, their moon God of wisdom and goddess Seshat.
Compared to another ancient writing system, namely cuneiform, hieroglyphics are without an identifiable precursor and much more obscure.
) Around 2700 BC, hieratic (meaning ‘priestly’ by the Greeks) script was introduced which was a form of writing more akin to alphabet letters.
The most complete and obvious glyphs are those devoted to people and parts of the human body however, animals and birds are another, just as equally important category.
There are also glyphs sections for tools and weapons, jewels etc.
They date back an estimated 5,200 years on some rock faces in a desert... as they reached the mountain-side, A wondrous portal opened wide, As if a cavern was suddenly hollowed; And the Piper advanced and the children followed, And when all were in to the very last, The door in the mountain-side shut fast.
The ancients were cleverer than some people today assume.