Open this book to learn about hieroglyphs and other kinds of writing used in ancient Egypt. See how the discovery of the Rosetta Stone helped unlock the mystery of hieroglyphs. Find out why ancient Egyptians used hieroglyphs to decorate their monuments. Book jacket.
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