Heirogliphics and Cuneiform

By Kyle Rogers

Similarities:

They both originated around the same time.

They were both pictographs.

Both have a stone that helped us decipher these languages.

Differences:

Cuneiform:

Made by the Sumerians around 3500 B. C.

Also means the word wedge.

Code of Hammurabi is how people discovered it.


Hieroglyphics:

Made by the Egyptians around 3200 B. C.

Also known as the words of the gods.

Rosetta Stone is how people discovered it.

Fun Facts

Cuneiform is the earliest known writing system.

This helped develop the writing and typing we do today.

Hieroglyphics also helped develop into our modern writing.

There are 3 different types of hieroglyphics:

Hieroglyphic

Hieratic

Demotic