Cunieform V.s Hieroglyphics

By: Bailey Haney

Cuneiform Vs Heiroglyphics

Cuneiform

When was it made?

Cuneiform was first made by the Sumerians in Mesopotamia in about 5000 BCE (http://www.ancient.eu.com/cuneiform/)


Why was it made?

Cuneiform was made to keep track of records for the king. (http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/cuneiform.html)


How was it made?

Cuneiform was made with clay tablets that had the writing inscribed into it like this one!

(http://faculty.unlv.edu/jmstitt/Eng480/Writing/Cuneiform.html)


Who used it?

There were many people that used it! They were mostly Mesopotamian cultures though.


(http://faculty.unlv.edu/jmstitt/Eng480/Writing/Cuneiform.html)

What makes it special?

It is special because it was the first writing invented!

(http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/cuneiform.html)


Hieroglyphics

Why was it made?

It was made to use as a very special writing for decorating and for royals, priests, and government officials only.


(http://history-world.org/hieroglyphics.htm)

When was it made?

It was made in about 3300 BC by the ancient Egyptians

(http://history-world.org/hieroglyphics.htm)

How was it made?

It was made by carving pictures into stone for decorating to walls of tomb's, but it was very time consuming.

(http://history-world.org/hieroglyphics.htm)


Who used it?

The ancient Egyptians of course! They did not use it very often but they still used it.


(http://history-world.org/hieroglyphics.htm)

What makes it special?

It had 700 to 800 huge symbols that were used for the writing.


(http://history-world.org/hieroglyphics.htm)

Hierogliphics

Different:

Made with big pictures

not used often

used by royals, priest, and government officials


Same:

type of writing

made by carving into stone or clay.

both are very old.

Cuneiform

Same:

type of writing

made with carving into clay or stone

very old


Different:

cuneiform is made with symbols. Not pictures

made by the Sumerians

first type of writing

imprinted on clay tablets not walls



Thank you!

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