3500 B.C. 

Evidence of picture writing being used Early hieroglyphic signs used 

3400 B.C.  A B C  c  
3300 B.C.  A B C  c  
3200 B.C. 
Hieroglyphic writing system developed C  
3100 B.C. 
A  c  
3000 B.C. 
Hieratic writing system developed
 
2900 B.C.  A B C  c  
2800 B.C.  A B C  c  
2700 B.C.  A B C  c  
2600 B.C.  A B C  c  
2500 B.C.  A B C  c  
2400 B.C.  A B C  c  
2300 B.C.  A B C  c  
2200 B.C.  A B C  c  
2100 B.C.  A B C  c  
2000 B.C.  A B C  c  
1900 B.C.  A B C  c  
1800 B.C.  A B C  c  
1700 B.C.  A B C  c  
1600 B.C.  A B C  c  
1500 B.C.  A B C  c  
1400 B.C.  A B C  c  
1300 B.C.  A B C  c  
1200 B.C.  A B C  c  
1100 B.C.  A B C  c  
1000 B.C.  A B C  c  
900 B.C.  A B C  c  
800 B.C. 
Hieratic gradually replaced by demotic  
700 B.C. 
Demotic used for most official documents  
600 B.C.  A B C  c  
500 B.C.  A B C  c  
400 B.C.  A B C  c  
300 B.C.  A B C  c  
200 B.C. 
Rosetta stone carved (196)  
100 B.C.  A B C  c  
0 AD  A B C  c  
100 A.D. 
Coptic script develops  
200 A.D.  A B C  c  
300 A.D. 
Greek introduced by Ptolemaic rulers Greek script used in government documents  
400 A.D.  A B C  c  
500 A.D. 
A  c  
600 A.D.  A B C  c  
700 A.D. 
Arabic becomes primary language and script  
800 A.D.  A B C  c  
900 A.D.  A B C  c  
1000 A.D.  A B C  c  
1100 A.D.  A B C  c  
1200 A.D.  A B C  c  
1300 A.D.  A B C  c  
1400 A.D.  A B C  c  
1500 A.D. 
Use of coptic ends  
1600 A.D.  A B C  c  
1700 A.D.  Rosetta stone found (A.D.1799)  
1800 A.D. 
Hieroglyphic script deciphered (1822)  
1900 A.D.  A B C  c  
2000 A.D.  A B C  c 