There are various writing systems, among which are:
Synthetic and ideographic writing. It consisted of ideograms, that is, drawings, in which all the information was contained through various symbols and illustrations, as in hieroglyphs or pictograms.
Hieratic and demotic writing. In Ancient Egypt these two models of spelling were used (one for the elite and one for the people, respectively), which combined symbols or pictograms with interconnected chains of symbols to achieve more complex meanings (a kind of running writing).