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hieratic - This was a way the Egyptians made art so that it would show who or what was the most important.

An art style employed by the Egyptians to designate who and what was the most important in the artwork. The word comes from Greek hieratikos (priestly).

hieroglyphics - These are Egyptian symbols that showed an idea rather than using words. They also could be a picture to show the sound of a word.

Egyptian language using symbols drawn as phonograms or ideograms. Word comes from Greek hieros (sacred) glupho (sculpture).