How a writer pays attention: you spot details you can’t imagine having any possible use for, and you make a note of them I have always felt myself to be rather porous. Things affected me. Paying close
- The Guardian - Helen Garner
For all we know, the oldest hieroglyphs found by archeologists that have been securely dated were from the period of Naqada II (3500 – 3200 BC) which makes this script no less than 5000 years old. As it seems, the first hieroglyphs were used mainly as decoration as the ones from Naqada II and Naqada III were found on pottery.