The ancestry of the Roman alphabet from Kemetic (Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs) to Semetic (early Hebrew) to Phoenician to Greek. (J, U, and W were late additions to the Roman alphabet.) The Ancient Egyptian name for their own writing system was "Metu Neter" - meaning divine speech. "Hieroglyphs" is a Greek word - "hieros" means "sacred", "glyph" means writing.
Garry Shandling suddenly passes away from massive heart attack age 66
The actor, who created and starred in such shows as It's Garry Shandling's Show and The Larry Sanders Show, died in a Los Angeles hospital after being rushed in earlier in the day. He died of a massive heart attack at the age of 66.