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Amenophis III

Ask Amenophis:

  Did the Egyptians have an alphabet?  
  What did the Egyptians write with?  
Amenophis says:

Each hieroglyph represents one or more letters. The Egyptians wrote words by using these letters.

Egyptian writing is called "hieroglyphics", although the language itself is simply called "ancient Egyptian".

Egyptian writing is made up of pictures, each of which is called a "hieroglyph". Hieroglyphs are pictures of animals, people, buildings, tools, food, and other things which were familiar to the Egyptians.