How did the Ancient Egyptians communicate with each other?

Mainly, Ancient Egyptians communicated through writing; hieroglyphics and heratic. Since most people couldn’t learn the 2 languages; after all, hieroglyphs did have over 700 characters, so select people, called scribes, were taught the languages of Ancient Egypt to write them down for other people. People would write down things like the month’s harvest, or what was made during the week. People also communicated through plays and the theater, expressing their feelings and thoughts to the viewers, by acting out their thoughts. In these play’s, only men would be actors in the play’s, because women didn’t have that many rights. People would also, naturally, talk to each other to find out the day’s events and what was happening. They would also talk to communicate with their gods to pray and thank them, and ask for help with problems in their daily lives. The Ancient Egyptians would also communicate through drawings, pictures, and snapshots of their lives, and the important thing’s going on. They also drew to express their prophecies and their predictions for the outcome of the world. Another way the Ancient Egyptians could communicate is through their art. They would show pictures on their vases about the gods and demi-gods (the gods children) doing heroic deeds to save the world. To communicate their rank, people wore more expensive clothes, and their houses were bigger and fully furnished with ornately carved furniture and impressive works of art. Women also wore gold and lapis lazuli jewelry.

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