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H i e r o g l y p h s
are pictures that were used to write the ancient Egyptian
language. In the beginning hieroglyphic signs were
used to keep records of the king's possessions. Scribes
could easily make these records by drawing a picture
of a cow or a boat followed by a number, but as the
language became more complex more pictures were needed.
Eventually the language consisted of more then 750
in other languages, words in Egyptian were made up
of sounds, partly of consonants and partly of vowels,
but the writing of hieroglyphs constantly ignored
and omitted vowels. The pronunciation of a word is
the crucial element in using hieroglyphics, how a
word sounds is more important then how it is spelled.
are more then just a way of writing, they are also
pictures, and as such they are meant to be esthetically
pleasing. The picture signs can be written from right
to left; from left to right; or vertically, reading
downwards. To determine which way to read a line of
hieroglyphs, look for pictures of men or animals.
See which way the pictures are facing, the text is
read towards the faces. If they are facing to the
left, the inscription is read from the left to the
right. If they are facing right, the inscription is
read from right to left.
are three forms of writing that were used to write
the ancient Egyptian language.
the greek meaning "sacred writing". This
is the picture language that was used most often to
decorate temples and monuments. It could be written
with pen and ink on papyrus, painted or carved into
stone. It was carefully drawn, to make the signs as
accurate as possible.
was the cursive form of writing, as script is to printed
letters. It was much quicker to write since the picture
quality of the language was reduced to a pattern of
lines and squiggles.
was a shorthand version of the Hieratic script which
was used during the Late Period. Demotic means "the
people's writing." It got this name because many
people could read it.
very important language that was used during the Ptolemaic
Period was called Coptic. This language was written
using Greek letters, but it followed the basic structure
of the Egyptian language. This has proved to be an
invaluable tool for Egyptologists, enabling them to
understand how a sentence was formed in the ancient
Visit To Europe
priceless treasures of Tutankhamun will soon visit
Europe for the first time in over 20 years when
a Swiss museum hosts 50 artifacts from the pharaoh's
tomb as well as a collection of grave goods from
other New Kingdom royal tombs.
Tutankhamun ruled Egypt from 1361-1352 BC during
the New Kingdom. He was just nine years old at
his accession and is believed to have been 19
when he died. A minor king, Tut might easily have
been forgotten had it not been for British archaeologist
Howard Carter's discovery of his tomb in 1922.
only pharaoh's tomb ever discovered intact, its stunning
gold treasures have been the biggest draw at the Egyptian
Museum in Cairo for over 80 years.
expect Tutankhamun's treasures to be the biggest draw
in Basel, too, when the exhibition opens in April 2004.
are planning to build a replica of Tutankhamun's burial
chamber. On display will be the pharaoh's dagger, crook
and flail, footstool, headrest, painted chests, silver
trumpet, gilded flabellum (fan and sunshade) and some
of his gold jewelry. The six-month exhibition will also
include funerary goods from other New Kingdom royal burials,
including artifacts recovered from the royal tomb of Yuya
Tutankhamun's most famous artifacts, however, will
be staying home. The pharaoh's famous gold funerary
mask, sarcophagi and much of his jewelry are considered
just too valuable to take overseas.
On ... in Hurghada
& Buy Sale
Looking for something special, want to buy something
for Christmas? Have something you want to sell?
come along to the
Bring & Buy sale on
at Villa No. 2,
New Touristic Center
opposite Al Mashrabeya Hotel
(follow the balloons!)
If you have something you want to sell - clothes,
toys, household items, etc. - bring it along
with your name and the price and we will sell
it for you ... for free!
For more info call Julie
on (065) 447 309
On ... in Cairo
Nile Hilton “VIP” Tennis Classic
From 16th to 20th December an open Tennis
Tournament for all ages with a special event for Embassies
& Expiates will take place at the Nile Hilton
Tennis Courts. Great prizes from the sponsoring companies
will be offered in the closing reception on 20th December.
Building Confidence & Self-esteem
your child build the inner strength to cope with
life's ups and downs as he or she grows is one
of your most important tasks as a parent.
to build self-esteem:
love – tell your child, as often as possible,
you love him and show affection every day.
Chat – talking together gives
the message that you enjoy your child's company.
Listen – show your child you
find him interesting and worth listening to.
Play – join in your child's games
or if you have household chores to do, ask your child
to help. Including your child shows you enjoy spending
Praise – not just for succeeding
but for efforts and attempts.
Encourage – managing buttons
or putting on her own clothes, for example, gives a
great boost to self-esteem. Take it slowly so your child
feels proud of what he has managed to achieve, but be
ready to step in if she gets into difficulties and gets
too frustrated. Don't solve every problem for him –
help him feel he can manage.
Provide choices – help your child
feel he can exert some control over the world. For example,
you might ask your child to choose his own clothes or
offer a choice of shoes.
Stay one step ahead – try to
avert disasters that can lead to loss of confidence,
tempers and tears. You need to be ready to distract
your child from anything too complicated, helping to
prevent too many upsets.
Emphasise good points – concentrate
most on the positives and try to ignore the more annoying
behaviours as much as possible.
Provide plenty of activities –
trying out lots of things makes it more likely you'll
find something that your child will be good at, even
if there are lots of other things he can't manage so
well. Helping your child find his strengths helps boost
Encourage friendships – being
able to make friends and get on with others plays a
big role in building self-esteem. Take an interest and,
if possible, invite your child's friends round to play.
Celebrate family life – family
chats in bed, for example, help your child understand
that he has a special place in the family
for sale in Moubarak 2 area, Hurghada. Fully
furnished, 1st floor flat with 3 bedrooms. A/C,
satellite TV, telephone and automatic washing
machine. Please contact : 012 747 2899
rent or sale. El Hadaba area, close to the International
Telephone Central, quiet 82 sqm furnished flat,
3rd floor with lift, living area, 2 bedrooms,
kitchen, bathroom with tub, balcony, satellite,
TV. Rent 800 LE monthly or nearest offer. Contact
Tel/Fax: 00 49 681 685 0407 or email email@example.com
- BMW 530i, 1988 (new model "1990"),
full option, tax free car, technical and optical
in a very good condition, 4500 Euro. Please
contact : Chris 012 380 1551 firstname.lastname@example.org
for Sale in Abu Tig
Marina (front line), El Gouna. For more information
please contact: Roberta 012 2223573 or email@example.com
for rent. Located in
Old Vic, Hurghada. Next to Marriott Hotel
with private beach. Three bedroom, three bathroom,
kitchen, balcony overlooking the sea, living
room and sattelite television. Fully furnished
with A/C. Beach 20m away from terrace. Long
and short term rental. Please contact: Tamim
M. Kaddah 010 140 2878, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- two bedrooms, two bathrooms, American-style
kitchen , livingroom, private roof terrace,
air-conditioning and a lot more. Location -
EL GOUNA, Abu Tig New Marina Town. For long-term
rent. Please contact: Gamal Nassif email@example.com
required to work as Nursery
Assistant, to work with children aged
3-4 years. Must speak fluent English. Nursery
experience preferred, but not essential as full
training will be given. Salary dependent on
experience. Please contact: Marika
012 393 4407
Managerial Secretary/Project Assistant,
German & English speaking,
with experience as Guest Relation in El Gouna,
is currently looking for a new
position, e.g. Secretary, Management Assistant
or Guest Relation.
hand dive computer
wanted - preferrably Aladdin Pro but any make
considered. Please call: Mark 012 356 8464.
for a FOOTBALL-TRAINER
!!! We are 10 international boys between 6 and
10 years of age who play football once a week.
Is there anybody in Hurghada who loves to play
football and would like to coach us, show us
some tricks, tell us the rules and have fun
with us on the football court? We all speak
English and Arabic and we are very enthusiastic
about learning great football. Please call 444925
or 012 224 4041
for a Music teacher.
Samir (7 years) and Junis (almost
5 years) are looking for someone nice who loves
music and kids. We would love to learn drums
and/or guitar once a week. Just call our mum
Kiki: 444925 or 012 224 4041
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