How long were hieroglyphics used?
Hieroglyphics were used for approximately 3200 years. The first clearly readable sentences dated from about the 28th Century BCE until about the year 394.
Hieroglyphics were written out of animals, items, daily things, pretty much anything. The ancient Egyptians used hieroglyphics on papyrus and clay tablets to record laws, literature and commercial transactions. They also decorated pottery, the stone walls of tombs and other architecture and wooden objects with hieroglyphics.