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Hieratic

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Development of hieratic script from hieroglyphs; after Champollion

Hieratic is a cursive form of Egyptian hieroglyphs first used during the 1st Dynasty (c. 2925 BC - c. 2775 BC). Hieratic script was almost always written in ink with a reed pen on papyrus. After about 660 BC, the demotic script replaced hieratic in most secular writing, but hieratic continued to be used by priests for several more centuries.

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A section of the Prisse papyrus from the Bibliothque nationale de France, containing the Precepts of Kakemna and the Precepts of Ptahhotep in hieratic.

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