Die Hieroglyphen

To the oldest writing characters belong also the hieroglyphics to old Egypt.

Their characters are a mixture from letter (phonetic) and word representation (ideographic).

As example of the phonetic serve here a cartouche from the " stone of rosette ".
that the characters of letters are,

and for Ideogrphi

house water hand/give

,whereby for a word a character is used.

Still another special feature of this writing is marked here.

It is written in three directions:
From above downward, or from left to the right, or from on the right to the left,
whereby you read direction aligns itself against the line of sight of the " figures ".

Thus is in lautlicher way of writing for " harvest " reading

from the left to the roghtand from on the right to the left