Egypt and Mesopotamia


Cuneiform is used in Mesopotamia it is a form of writing. The Mesopotamian people used stylus to make impressions out of clay to make the cuneiform writing,cuneiform was also written from top to bottom.Then they were changed to left to right and used for temple activity's,business and trade or telling story's.


Hieroglyphics are the Egyptian form of writing they are written in rows or columns and are read from right to left. The images always face toward the beginning of the line. Hieroglyphics are important because it is a way of telling a story or sending a message.

Hieroglyphics can also can be divided into four groups

  • Alphabetic

  • Syllabic

  • Word signs

  • Determinative

Whats the similaritieses and differences between hieroglyphics and cuneiform?