Egyptian Writing Timeline

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  • c. 3200 BCE
    Hieroglyphic writing develops in Egypt.
  • c. 3150 BCE
    Hieratic script develops following hieroglyphic script in Egypt.
  • c. 700 BCE
    Demotic script replaces Hieratic script in Egypt, though Hieroglyphics still in use.
  • c. 350 CE
    Coptic script developed with the rise of Christianity and earlier Egyptian scripts forgotten.

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3200 BCE: Hieroglyphic writing develops in Egypt.
 
 
3150 BCE: Hieratic script develops following hieroglyphic script in Egypt.
 
 
700 BCE: Demotic script replaces Hieratic script in Egypt, though Hieroglyphics still in use.
 
 
350 CE: Coptic script developed with the rise of Christianity and earlier Egyptian scripts forgotten.
 
 
 
 
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