Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Egypt's hieroglyphs, both concrete and ethereal... miniature monuments to stand for eternity

The most exquisite script ever invented

'Hieroglyphs were the most exquisite script ever invented by man, Anson Hunter reflected, miniature monuments, both concrete and ethereal, designed to stand for eternity. 

   Gods, birds,  eyes, mouths, feathers…

   Hieroglyphs possessed a peculiar resonance with magical power, the Egyptians believed, which was why Books of the Dead and other funerary texts were invariably written in hieroglyphs rather than in hieratic or demotic scripts...'