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The History of Writing
Writing Timeline

The cartouche of Nefertari, 13th century B.C.

At the top, the sun symbol for the god Ra; The Jackal head = "be strong;" The goddess with a feather, goddess of justice. Maat. who carries the "ankh" (life);adze on a block of wood = "chosen;" and the zig-zag = water or the letter "n" in the Egyptian language.