Egyptian Hieroglyphs Photos

Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs consist of pictographic elements each of which may represent an idea, a sound, or the equivalent of a letter. This writing was not entirely decoded until the 1820s after the discovery of the Rosetta Stone.

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Egyptian Book of the Dead on Papyrus with movable computer screen at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Movable computer screen synchronized to explain each section of Egyptian Book of the Dead above at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Detail of Egyptian Book of the Dead showing weighing of sole at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Papyrus book of the Dead for Lady Neskons from Egypt at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.
Egyptian Book of the Dead on Papyrus (Ptolemaic Dynasty - 3rd-2nd C BCE) with movable computer screen at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Movable computer screen synchronized to explain each section of Egyptian Book of the Dead above at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Detail of Egyptian Book of the Dead showing weighing of sole (Ptolemaic Dynasty - 3rd-2nd C BCE) at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Papyrus book of the Dead for Lady Neskons (c300 BCE) from Egypt at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.
Egyptian outer coffin of Pa-Debehu-Aset at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Detail of Egyptian coffin of Pa-Debehu-Aset at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Display on evolution of writing at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.History of writing relief showing Neolithic cave paintings, Egyptian hieroglyphics, cuneiform, & Hebrew carved above portal of Sterling Memorial Library. New Haven, CT.
Egyptian outer coffin of Pa-Debehu-Aset (Ptolemaic Period 332-30 BCE) at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Detail of Egyptian coffin of Pa-Debehu-Aset (Ptolemaic Period 332-30 BCE) at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Display on evolution of writing at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.History of writing relief showing Neolithic cave paintings, Egyptian hieroglyphics, cuneiform, & Hebrew carved above portal of Sterling Memorial Library. New Haven, CT.
Hieroglyphics exalting reign of pharaoh Ramesses II on Luxor Obelisk at Place de la Concorde. Paris, France.Hieroglyphics exalting reign of pharaoh Ramesses II on Luxor Obelisk at Place de la Concorde. Paris, France.Egyptian stone statues of Sa-Iset & Samut holding stelae with prayers to the sungod from Thebes West at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Egyptian stone statue of Mentechenu, chief of royal guard from Thebes Karnak at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Hieroglyphics exalting reign of pharaoh Ramesses II (1279-1213 BCE) on Luxor Obelisk at Place de la Concorde. Paris, France.Hieroglyphics exalting reign of pharaoh Ramesses II (1279-1213 BCE) on Luxor Obelisk at Place de la Concorde. Paris, France.Egyptian stone statues of Sa-Iset & Samut holding stelae with prayers to the sungod (c1500-1400 BCE) (New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty) from Thebes West at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Egyptian stone statue of Mentechenu, chief of royal guard (c1450-1425 BCE) (New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty) from Thebes Karnak at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Egyptian stone & wood statue of scribe & baboon-shaped god Thot at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Egyptian stone statue of priest Sen-nefer at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Egyptian stone altar relief of Akhenaten, Nefertiti & three of their daughters at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Egyptian painted stone relief of king Seti I in front of god Osiris from Thebes West at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Egyptian stone & wood statue of scribe & baboon-shaped god Thot (c1450-1280 BCE) (New Kingdom, 18th-19th Dynasty) at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Egyptian stone statue of priest Sen-nefer (c1360 BCE) (New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty) at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Egyptian stone altar relief of Akhenaten, Nefertiti & three of their daughters (c1350 BCE) (New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty) at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Egyptian painted stone relief of king Seti I in front of god Osiris (c1290 BCE) (New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty) from Thebes West at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Egyptian stone block statue of chief steward Harua with Hieroglyphics from Thebes at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Egyptian granite sarcophagus lid of Djehapimu, royal audit officer, with Hieroglyphics at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.

Egyptian stone block statue of chief steward Harua with Hieroglyphics (c500 BCE) (Late Period, 26th Dynasty) from Thebes at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Egyptian granite sarcophagus lid of Djehapimu, royal audit officer, with Hieroglyphics (746-332 BCE) (Late Period) at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.


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