Category: hieroglyphs

Mythological scene from the Book of Caverns, …

Mythological scene from the

Book of Caverns, detail of a wall painting from the joint tomb of Twosret and Setnakhte (KV14). New Kingdom, 20th Dynasty, ca. 1189-1177 BC. Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Photo: Sandro Vannini

Relief depicting two boys wearing the side lo…

Relief

depicting two boys wearing the side lock of youth.

The bird being held by the figure on the right is a

hoopoe

(painted limestone). 

Old Kingdom, 5th Dynasty, ca. 2494-2345 BC. Saqqara Necropolis. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Werner Forman Archive

Boatmen on the Nile, detail of a wall painting…

Boatmen on the Nile, detail of a wall painting from the tomb of Sennefer (TT96).

Mayor of Thebes and supervisor of the gardens under Amenhotep II. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1427-1401 BC. Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, West Thebes.

Goddess Isis receives an offering of wine, det…

Goddess Isis receives an offering of wine, detail of a wall painting from the Tomb of

Horemheb (KV57). New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1550-1292 BC. Valley of the Kings, West Thebes.

Bas-relief of hieroglyphs carved in stone, det…

Bas-relief of hieroglyphs carved in stone, detail from the Luxor Temple. 

Bas-relief depicting Hare, detail of a wall ca…

Bas-relief depicting Hare, detail of a wall carving from the Temple of Seti I, Abydos.

Bas-relief depicting the Ankh, symbol of etern…

Bas-relief depicting the Ankh, symbol of eternal life, carved on column at Precinct of Amun-Re, Karnak Temple Complex.

Relief of Min-Amun, god of fertility, usuall…

Relief of Min-Amun, god of fertility,

usually depicted with an erect penis, detail of a column with hieroglyphic inscriptions in the Great Hypostyle Hall in the Precinct of Amun-Re at Karnak.

Tourist looking at a wall of Hieroglyphs with …

Tourist looking at a wall of Hieroglyphs with mythological

inscriptions dated back to the reign of Ramesses II, ca. 1279-1213 BC. Karnak Temple, Luxor

Decorated reliefs of ancient deities and hie…

Decorated reliefs of ancient deities and hieroglyphic inscriptions on walls of the Temple Horus at Edfu, ca. 305-30 BC, dated back to the Ptolemaic Kingdom.