The Egyptians - Numerals

Last Updated: 08/03/2014 - 16:13

The Egyptians wrote in hieroglyphs using symbols for both numbers and words

There were different hieroglyphs for 1, 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000, 100,000 and 1,000,000

Egyptian 1

=1

Egyptian 10

= 10

Egyptian 100

= 100

Egyptian 1000

= 1,000

Egyptian 10000

= 10,000

Egyptian 100000

= 100,000

Egyptian 1000,000

= 1,000,000

Numbers were written with the highest number first

For example:

1,111 =

Egyptian 1000Egyptian 100Egyptian 10Egyptian 1

200,250 =

Egyptian 100000Egyptian 100000Egyptian 100Egyptian 100Egyptian 10Egyptian 10Egyptian 10Egyptian 10Egyptian 10

1,122,132 =

Egyptian 1000,000Egyptian 100000Egyptian 10000Egyptian 10000Egyptian 1000Egyptian 1000Egyptian 100Egyptian 10Egyptian 10Egyptian 10Egyptian 1Egyptian 1

*Main image by Jeff Dahl