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date: 04 April 2020

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Palaeography was a factor in the history of writing, which appears to be an interaction with many other aspects. When considered in terms of the history of writing, it is clear that the formative phase of Egyptian culture was a remarkable time for the development of writing and also especially for writing-images. By its very nature as a phonographic notation system, writing requires, more than traditional imagery, the formation of a coherent system, therefore, a certain conventionalization, normalization, and standardization of the cultural technique of writing. At the same time, there was a remarkably high degree of tolerance for variation in the Egyptian writing system in several areas (from sign forms to orthography). Furthermore, a close look at palaeography opens insights into the development of media and, sometimes, mentality.

Keywords: development of media, conventionalization, normalization, standardization, coherence, tolerance, variation, writing, Egypt, culture

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