A time line of ancient Egyptian writing
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3500 B.C.


Picture writing used  
3400 B.C.
3300 B.C. Early hieroglyphic signs used
3200 B.C. Hieroglyphic script developed
3100 B.C.
3000 B.C.
2900 B.C.
2800 B.C.
2700 B.C. Hieratic script developed by this time Hieratic script
2600 B.C.
2500 B.C.  
2400 B.C.
2300 B.C.
2200 B.C.
2100 B.C.
2000 B.C.
1900 B.C.
1800 B.C.
1700 B.C.
1600 B.C.
1500 B.C.
1400 B.C.
1300 B.C.
1200 B.C.
1100 B.C.
1000 B.C.
900 B.C.
800 B.C. Hieratic script slowly replaced by demotic
700 B.C. Demotic script used for most official documents Demotic script
600 B.C.
500 B.C.
400 B.C.
300 B.C. Greek script used in government documents
200 B.C. 196- Rosetta Stone carved Rosetta Stone
100 B.C.
0 AD
100 A.D. Coptic script developed Coptic script
200 A.D.
300 A.D. Hieroglyphic and demotic used for the last time
400 A.D.
500 A.D.
600 A.D. Arabic became primary language and script
700 A.D.
800 A.D.
900 A.D.
1000 A.D.
1100 A.D.
1200 A.D.
1300 A.D.
1400 A.D.
1500 A.D. Coptic script stopped being used Coptic script
1600 A.D.
1700 A.D. 1799- Rosetta Stone found Roretta Stone
1800 A.D. 1822- Hieroglyphic script deciphered Hieroglyphic script
1900 A.D.
2000 A.D.