Egyptian Hieroglyphs

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Egyptian Hieroglyphs

  1. 1. Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs <br />=Riquette<br />2.9.2009<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Father of Egyptology<br />Jean Francois Champollion French classical scholar and archaeologist, has studied ancient Egypt, and was credited with deciphering hieroglyphs from the Rosetta Stone and thus <br /> giving scholars the key to <br /> understanding hieroglyphics. He is <br /> referred to as the Father of Egyptology, <br /> for he provided the foundation that scholars would need in order to truly understand the ancient Egyptians. He added to our knowledge of this grand, ancient civilization by translating any number of Egyptian texts prior to his death.  <br />2.9.2009<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Egyptian Hieroglyphs<br />Were a formal writing system used by the ancient Egyptians, that contained a combination of logographic (meaningful unit of language) and alphabetic elements. Egyptians used hieroglyphs for religious literature on papyrus and wood. <br />2.9.2009<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Ankh Symbol of eternal life. The gods are often seen holding an ankh to someone&apos;s lips this is considered to be an offering of &quot;The Breath of Life&quot;. The breath you will need in the afterlife. <br />Cartouche - Shenu More commonly known as a cartouche. The shape represents a loop of rope in which a name is written. A protector of that name. <br />2.9.2009<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Syllabics<br />Hieroglyphs : Alphabet - -<br />2.9.2009<br />5<br />
  6. 6. 2.9.2009<br />6<br />Uraeus The cobra is an emblem of Lower Egypt. It is <br /> associated with the king, and kingdom of Lower <br /> Egypt.<br />
  7. 7. Feather of MaatRepresents truth, justice, morality and balance. <br /> It was pharaoh&apos;s job to uphold Maat. When a pharaoh <br /> died, Maat was lost and the world was flung into chaos, only <br /> the coronation of a new pharaoh could restore Maat. <br />2.9.2009<br />7<br />Called the dung beetle because of its practice of<br /> rolling a ball of dung across the ground. <br /> The Egyptians observed this behavior and equated it <br /> with the ball of the sun being rolled across the sky. <br /> They confused this balled food source with the egg sack that <br /> the female dung beetle laid and buried in the sand. <br /> When the eggs hatched the dung beetles would seem to <br /> appear from nowhere, making it a symbol of spontaneous <br /> creation. In this role it was associated with the sunrise. <br /> Khepri was the scarab headed god. <br />Scarab<br />
  8. 8. 2.9.2009<br />8<br />To conclude with: I would like to emphasize that there are many symbols, signs and emblems.<br />Egyptian art is rich in symbols related to royalty and its religious beliefs. <br />By learning to read these symbols, one can gain a better understanding and appreciation of Egyptian art.<br />All my thanks go to ”http://www.presentationhelper.co.uk<br />Which make it possible to me to use this template for an educational purpose.<br />E n d<br />

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