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A petroglyph is a rock carving. A hieroglyph is a stylized picture used to represent a word, sound or idea in writing systems such as those of the ancient Egyptians or Maya.

The two categories overlap (i.e., hieroglyphs that are carved on rock), but there are many hieroglyphs that are not petroglyphs and vice versa.

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How did the Egyptians used hieroglyphs to communicate

Explain what hieroglyphics were and who used them.

An early form of paper made from reed is calledΒ 

TheΒ Β helped historians understand hieroglyphics.Β Β (Rosetta Stone/astronomers)

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