Category: hieroglyphs

Relief of a winged jackal

A winged jackal among the temple’s Ptolemaic hieroglyphs, detail of a wall carving at the Temple of Horus in Edfu.

Royal Cartouche of Nebra

Relief depicting the royal cartouche of king Nebra (“Kakau”) of the 2nd Dynasty, around 2850 BC. Detail from the Abydos King List at the Temple of Seti I in Abysdos. Photo via:

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Cartouches of Alexander the Great

Relief tablet of the Egyptian hieroglyphic titles of Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) who liberated Egypt from Persian occupiers and was crowned Pharaoh.

Obelisk of Ramesses II

Detail of the Obelisk of Ramesses II at entrance of Luxor Temple.

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In Egyptian hieroglyphs, a cartouche is an oval with a horizontal line at one end, indicating that the text enclosed is a royal name. The cartouche has become a symbol representing good luck and protection from evil, as a powerful amulet of protection for all eternity. This timeless treasure is handmade at the bazaar of Khan el Khalili in the heart of old Cairo. 

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Zodiac hieroglyphs from the Tomb of Seti I

Historical artwork of the hieroglyphs from the ceiling of the tomb belonging to Seti I, a Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt (r. ca. 1290-1279 BC) and the second ruler of the 19th Dynasty. Seti’s well preserved tomb (KV17) was found in 1817 by Giovanni Battista Belzoni in the Valley of the Kings. It was the longest (at over than 120 meters) and deepest of all the New Kingdom royal tombs. Published in I monumenti dell’Egitto e della Nubia (The Monuments of Egypt and Nubia) between 1832 and 1844. Science Photo Library

Kom Ombo Temple

Carved column with hieroglyphs and painted decorations, dated to the Ptolemaic Period, ca. 305-30 BC. The Double Temple of Sobek and Haroeris, Kom Ombo.

Relief of an owl

Relief depicting an owl, represents the letter “m” in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, detail of a carving on the walls of the central court. The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, Deir el-Bahari, West Thebes.

Precinct of Amun-Re

The massive columns of the hypostyle hall incised with hieroglyphic decorations in the highly sacred Precinct of Amun-Re, Karnak Temple Complex, Luxor.