Which direction are Hieroglyphics read?

The Ancient Egyptians did not follow a set direction to write their Hieroglyphics.
The direction of Hieroglyphic writting varied-from left to right or from right to left.

So ,which way can we read hieroglyphics?

This is simple.You just have to follow a couple of rules of thumb to figure out the direction which symbols are read.
  • notice the direction at which creatures (human and animals) or gods are facing.Start reading from that direction.
  • from top to bottom
And that is all.

So,if a vulture or a snake or a god or godess are facing right then you have to start reading from the right.

If there are two Hieroglyphs-one on top of the other-  read the symbol on top first and then the one at the bottom.Continue reading to the direction you found from the first rule.

Now,let's take a look at another example.

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