Download Download Gardiner' s Sign List is a list of common Egyptian hieroglyphs compiled by Sir Alan is considered a standard reference in the study of Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. Gardiner lists only the common forms of Egyptian hieroglyphs, but he includes extensive subcategories, and also both vertical and horizontal forms for many hieroglyphs. Egyptian hieroglyphs ( / ˈ h aɪ r ə ˌ ɡ l ɪ f, - r oʊ- / ) were the formal writing system used in Ancient Egypt. Hieroglyphs combined logographic, syllabic and alphabetic elements, with a total of some 1, 000 distinct characters.
Cursive hieroglyphs were used for religious literature on papyrus and wood.