Map of Egypt
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These are pictures that represent words or parts of words. You see them on tombs and temples. Hieroglyph means 'sacred carved (signs)'. The writing system was used from late in the 4th millennium BC until the 4th century AD.
A word for the king of Egypt. It comes from ancient Egyptian words that meant 'the great house'.
The Egyptian word for temple is 'hut-netcher', which means 'god's house'. Temples were built for the gods and used for daily rituals and festivals. Ordinary people were not allowed into the temple. Instead they had their own gods at home.