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1100 B.C.
with hieratic inscription, dates from ancient Egypt's 20th dynasty, circa 1100 B.C.
In Ancient Egypt over the course of time three distinctive forms of writing developed. The earliest of these was hieroglyphics.
Following this a more stylized form of writing began to be used by the priests, hence the name 'Hieratic'. In addition to the above, a third form of writing developed for the use of common people which is know as demontic. In the above shard, an example of hieratic writing can be seen. This pottery dates to around 1100 B.C.

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