Category: hieroglyphs

Hieroglyphic inscriptions

Hieroglyphic inscriptions

Detail of a hieroglyphic inscriptions decorated the White Chapel of Senusret I. Karnak Open Air Museum, Luxor.

Hieroglyphic inscriptionsDetail of a hierogl…

Hieroglyphic inscriptions

Detail of a hieroglyphic inscriptions bearing the cartouches of

Senusret I in his White Chapel. Karnak Open Air Museum, Luxor.

Ruins at New Kalabsha: Fragment inscribed with…

Ruins at New Kalabsha: Fragment inscribed with hieroglyphs with the Kiosk of Qertassi

in background, Lower Nubia.

Jackal-headed Anubis God of embalming and…

Jackal-headed Anubis

God of embalming and the dead, detail from

Amenhotep II’s red quartzite sarcophagus.

Tomb of Amenhotep II (KV35), Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Photo: Sandro Vannini

Hieroglyphs step by stepGrammar lessons were c…

Hieroglyphs step by step

Grammar lessons were competently prepared to suit all beginners; and they were arranged progressively according to its use and order. These lessons focused on the ancient Egyptian writing that includes uniliteral signs, biliteral signs and triliteral signs, arrangement and direction of the ancient Egyptian writing, determinatives, phonetic complements, and the different ways to write the same word. Powered by Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Egyptian museum calls for Rosetta Stone to b…

Egyptian museum calls for Rosetta Stone to be returned from UK after 200 years

An Egyptian museum has renewed calls for the Rosetta Stone to be returned back to Egypt after more than 200 years in the British Museum.

The ancient slab, which is engraved with three languages and unlocked the secret of Egyptian hieroglyphs, has been a long-running source of tension between Cairo and London.

British soldiers captured the stone in 1801 after defeating Napoleon’s army in Egypt and transferred it to the British Museum, where it has long been the most-visited object. Read more.

Tomb of artisan Pashedu (TT3). Servant in the …

Tomb of artisan Pashedu (TT3). Servant in the Place of Truth. New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, ca. 1292-1189 BC. Deir el-Medina, West Thebes.

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.