Hieroglyphs

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Deciphering Ancient Egypt
“We see engraved everywhere [in Egypt] innumerable shapes and forms called hieroglyphs, expressing the ancient records of primordial wisdom. Carving many kinds of birds and beasts of a strange world, so that the memory of tradition may be published to succeeding ages, they herald the wishes of kings, fulfilled or simply promised. For not as nowadays did the ancient Egyptian write a set and easily learned number of letters to... Read more »
Over a thousand years before the invention of the hieroglyphic script,...
The drum lintel formed part of the entrance to the stone mastaba tomb of Niuty...
This register of ornamental hieroglyphs from the coffin of the Treasurer of the...
A complete example of a faience label currently in the British Museum provides...
The six lines of cursive hieroglyphic text on this small stone contain the name...
For day-to-day documents, ancient Egyptian scribes wrote in a cursive,...
A child prodigy, member of the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, and a...
Perhaps the best known ancient Egyptian religious text, the Book of the Dead is...
The granite statue depicts its owner, Sobekhotep, a servant of the goddess...
This small calcite (Egyptian alabaster) jar probably once held a type of ungent...
Although the head is now missing and the hieroglyphic inscriptions are scarcely...
Egyptomania in Medieval Arab Culture: The Case of Ibn Wahshiyya „The Egyptians...
Francesco Colonna, Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (Venice: Aldus Manutius, 1499)...
This satirical letter exploits the mysterious, yet playful, properties of the...
Generally hailed as the father of modern Egyptology, Jean-François Champollion...
A giant of a man and possessing many talents--from circus performer to...