1º de ESO Geography and History
WRITING and CULTURE
Unit THE EARTH PLANET
Unit THE CLIMATE
Unit PREHISTORIC LIFE
The Egyptians, together with the Mesopotamian
inhabitants, were the
first to use writing
. Thanks to that, they produced a large amount of works of all kinds: literary
, and techincal
|They were important mathematicians and very capable physicians, experts in surgery and the treatments for different diseases.
They also developed efficient embalming
to conserve the dead
They created a form of writing called “Hieroglyphics”, whose symbols represented words and consonants. This
writing appeared frequently in the walss of tombs and temples, as well as on sculptures and sheets of papyrus. In some cases they attributed this to magic powers.
The experts in this type of writing were the scribes, some of them were civil servants of the State.
Thanks to the Rosetta Stone, a piece of engraved black granite, they could decipher the hieroglyphics. the French Champollion achieved this in 1822, thanks three types of writing appearing on said stone: hieroglyphics, demotics, and Greek, that made reference to the same text. As Greek was known, they could find out the contents of the other writings.
Juan Lozano Cámara, profesor del IES
Juan de la Cierva de Vélez-Málaga
Licenciado por la Universidad de Granada (España)
Eduardo Gallardo Téllez, profesor del IES Juan
de la Cierva de
Licenciado por la Universidad de Málaga (España)
Ana María Marcos Sánchez, profesora del IES Juan de la Cierva de Vélez-Málaga
Licenciada por la Universidad de Málaga (España)
Kerry Elyse Hart, Licenciada por la Universidad de Richmond (Virginia, USA)