About Hieroglyphics

On this website, you will find an array of information about hieroglyphs – the ancient Egyptian form of writing. You’ll also find a translator and lessons to teach you how to read and write like an Egyptian!

As a common point of disambiguation, Hieroglyphs are the name give to the symbols used in ancient Egyptian script, Hieroglyphic is the name of the writing itself, and Hieroglyphics refers to the study of hieroglyphs – what we do here!

The hieroglyphic scripts (yes, there’s more than one!) are a truly fascinating subject and and much easier to learn than most people assume – just working through the material on this site will give you a great start. You’ll also find recommendations for the best resources to go further once you’ve gotten your feet wet!