Water, Boat, Mighty, and Mountain in Egyptian Hieroglyphics

Have you ever asked, how do you write the symbol for water in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics? Find out how, along with the symbols for strong, boat, and mountain in this handy chart below

hieroglyphics for the word water
Hieroglyphics chart courtesy of Vincent Brown
Hieroglyphics words were written and arranged much differently than we write today.

We always write words the same way, with each letter in its proper place. For the Egyptians, this was not required. Hieroglyphics could be stacked on top of each other and positioned in various ways--whatever looked best to the person writing them.

Among other reasons, this made it easy to fit a word into a small space, such as on an amulet. 

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