Hieratic and Demotic script Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics As per the accounting principle, the transactions just after their occurrence are recorded in the primary book of account – journal in chronological order of dates with explanations. During the Old kingdom, hieratic was hardly any different to hieroglyphic writing, except it was As far as we can tell always written from left to right. During the Middle kingdom hieratic became invariably associated with writing on papyrus Since writing on papyrus was done with a simple reed pen.
Translation of Hieratic in English But it is not possible to determine the complete results of transactions from the journal. Hieratic Greek hieratika; literally "priestly" is a cursive writing system used in the provenance of the pharaohs in Egypt and Nubia. It developed alongside cursive hieroglyphs, to which it is separate yet intimately related.
WRITING - Scribes, Hieroglyphs, and Papyri - A New Look at. That is, it is not possible to know the information like how much profit under what heads have been earned, how much expenses under what head has been incurred, how much assets and liabilities are there in a particular business concern from journals. Hieratic While hieroglyphs are quite beautiful, they must have been very time consuming for scribes to write. The Egyptians invented a cursive form of hieroglyphs known as hieratic, which was used primarily for writing with reed brushes, and later reed pens, on papyri and ostraca fragments of pottery or stone used as writing surfaces.
Basic Lessons in Hieratic Egyptian Hieroglyphs Text To know all this information, the transactions of the same nature are to be recorded under different heads or in separate accounts. Hieratic was written from right to left. In the earlier part of the Middle Kingdom, it might be written either in columns or lines, however later it was only written in lines. The individual signs were drawn starting from the top left of the sign, which is easier for right-handed people.