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Were all records in ancient Egypt written using hieroglyphs?

Hieroglyphic script was considered to be a very special form of writing. Hieroglyphs were only used in temples and tombs to record information concerning the pharaoh and the gods. Other documents such as letters, business documents and archives were written either in hieratic or demotic script.

Below is a translation from one section of hieroglyphs on the cast. Find out more on hieroglyphs in the writing section.