Ancient Egyptian Language History is one of the oldest languages in the world and is a member of the Afro-Asiatic language family. It was the language spoken in Ancient Egypt from around 2600 BC until the fourth century AD when it was replaced by Coptic, a descendant of the Egyptian language. The Egyptian language was written in hieroglyphs, which were a series of symbols that represented words and ideas. Hieroglyphs were carved onto walls and monuments, written on papyrus scrolls, and painted onto pottery and other objects. The hieroglyphic script was a very complex system of writing and only a select few individuals were able to read and write it. The language evolved over time, and there were several different stages of the Ancient Egyptian language. The Old Egyptian language was the earliest stage, followed by Middle Egyptian and Late Egyptian. These different stages of the language reflect the changing political and cultural landscape of Ancient Egypt. Egyptian hieroglyphs continued to be used for religious purposes even after the Ancient Egyptian language had died out. It was only in the fourth century AD that the last known inscription in hieroglyphics was made.

The hieroglyphic script was the primary form of writing in Ancient Egypt. It consisted of a series of pictures and symbols that conveyed words and meanings. The script was used to record everything from literature and history to religious texts and legal documents. Other scripts that were used in Ancient Egypt include the hieratic script, which was used for religious and administrative purposes, and the demotic script, which was used for everyday writing. During the Middle Kingdom period of Ancient Egypt (2040-1782 BC), literary works began to emerge in the Ancient Egyptian language. These works included love poems, hymns, and epic tales. One of the most famous works of the Ancient Egyptian language is the Book of the Dead, which was a collection of spells and rituals designed to guide the deceased through the afterlife.

In modern times, scholars and linguists continue to study and translate the Ancient Egyptian language. Thanks to the discovery of the Rosetta Stone, a decree issued in 196 BC in three scripts (hieroglyphics, Greek, and Demotic), historians were able to decipher the hieroglyphic script and unlock the secrets of the Egyptian language and culture.