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Hieroglyphs Collection

Hieroglyphs, the ancient Egyptian form of writing, have captivated scholars and enthusiasts for centuries

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Papyrus of Ani (Book of the Dead) - The Judgement

Papyrus of Ani (Book of the Dead) - The Judgement
(Above) -Twelve Gods seated in Order, as judges before a table of offerings. (Below) - The Psychostasia of Weighing of the Conscience of Ani

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Bas-relief of the Goddess Sekhmet, Temple of Seti I, Abydos, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Bas-relief of the Goddess Sekhmet, Temple of Seti I, Abydos, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Egyptian art. Relief depicting Akhenaten, Nefertiti and thre

Egyptian art. Relief depicting Akhenaten, Nefertiti and thre
Egyptian art. A house altar depicting Akhenaten, Nefertiti and three of their Daughters. Relief. Limestone. New Kingdom. Amarna period. 18th dynasty. C. 1350 B.C. Egyptian Museum of Berlin. Germany

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Pharaoh Amenhotep I. Egypt

Pharaoh Amenhotep I. Egypt
Pharaoh Amenhotep I. Painting on stucco. New Kingdom. 20th Dynasty. 1152-1145 BC. Thebes. Grave 359. Neues Museum. Berlin. Germany

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Egypt / Rosetta Stone

Egypt / Rosetta Stone
The discovery of the Rosetta Stone by Boussard, a French Officer. J.P.Champollion was able to translate the hieroglyphs through comparison with the Greek text

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Temple of Philae on an island in Lake Nasser, Nile River, Aswan, Egypt, Africa

Temple of Philae on an island in Lake Nasser, Nile River, Aswan, Egypt, Africa

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Eye of Horus. False door of Senenmut. Egypt

Eye of Horus. False door of Senenmut. Egypt
False door of Senenmut, architect and official government. Detail of the Eye of Horus. Sandstone. New Kingdom. 18th Dynasty. 1480-1460 BC. West Thebes. Neues Museum. Berlin. Germany

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Heruben papyrus, divinity on solar boat of Seth

Heruben papyrus, divinity on solar boat of Seth
Egyptian civilization, New Kingdom, Dynasty XX. Heruben papyrus, divinity on solar boat of Seth

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Relief depicting glass blowers, from the Mastaba of Kaemrehu, Saqqara, Old Kingdom, c

Relief depicting glass blowers, from the Mastaba of Kaemrehu, Saqqara, Old Kingdom, c
XIR184770 Relief depicting glass blowers, from the Mastaba of Kaemrehu, Saqqara, Old Kingdom, c.2325 BC (painted limestone) by Egyptian 6th Dynasty (c.2350-2200 BC); Egyptian National Museum, Cairo

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: The Judgment Scene - Anis heart being weighed in the balance (colour litho)

The Judgment Scene - Anis heart being weighed in the balance (colour litho)
3621124 The Judgment Scene - Anis heart being weighed in the balance (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Bas-relief of Pharaoh Seti I on right with the Goddess Hathor on left, Temple of Seti I

Bas-relief of Pharaoh Seti I on right with the Goddess Hathor on left, Temple of Seti I, Abydos, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Ancient Scripts - 2

Ancient Scripts - 2
Specimens of HIEROGLYPHS, DEMOTIC GREEK, PALMYRAN, HIERATIC (Egyptian priests), COPTIC and CYPRIOT scripts 2 of 2

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Bas-relief of Pharaoh Seti I, Temple of Seti I, Abydos, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Bas-relief of Pharaoh Seti I, Temple of Seti I, Abydos, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Relief of the God Horus, Temple of Horus, Edfu, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Relief of the God Horus, Temple of Horus, Edfu, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Egypt, Abu Simbel, Statues and Temple of Ramses II, main chamber, reliefs

Egypt, Abu Simbel, Statues and Temple of Ramses II, main chamber, reliefs

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: The Rosetta Stone is a rock stele

The Rosetta Stone is a rock stele
5307973 The Rosetta Stone is a rock stele; (add.info.: The Rosetta Stone is a rock stele. found in 1799. inscribed with a decree issued at Memphis. Egypt. in 196 BC on behalf of King Ptolemy V)

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Basrelief on the external wall of the roman Mammisi, Dendara, Egypt

Basrelief on the external wall of the roman Mammisi, Dendara, Egypt
7058466 Basrelief on the external wall of the roman Mammisi, Dendara, Egypt; Denderah, Egypt; Photo © Stefano Baldini

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Outer hypostyle hall ceiling, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt

Outer hypostyle hall ceiling, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt
7058490 Outer hypostyle hall ceiling, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt; Temple of Hathor, Denderah, Egypt; Photo © Stefano Baldini

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Outer hypostyle hall ceiling, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt

Outer hypostyle hall ceiling, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt
7058493 Outer hypostyle hall ceiling, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt; Temple of Hathor, Denderah, Egypt; Photo © Stefano Baldini

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Outer hypostyle hall ceiling, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt

Outer hypostyle hall ceiling, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt
7058491 Outer hypostyle hall ceiling, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt; Temple of Hathor, Denderah, Egypt; Photo © Stefano Baldini

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Outer hypostyle hall ceiling, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt

Outer hypostyle hall ceiling, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt
7058492 Outer hypostyle hall ceiling, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt; Temple of Hathor, Denderah, Egypt; Photo © Stefano Baldini

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Outer hypostyle hall ceiling, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt

Outer hypostyle hall ceiling, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt
7058486 Outer hypostyle hall ceiling, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt; Temple of Hathor, Denderah, Egypt; Photo © Stefano Baldini

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Mexican pictorial writing, from 'The National Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge'

Mexican pictorial writing, from "The National Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge"
6428149 Mexican pictorial writing, from "The National Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge", published c. 1890 (engraving); Photo © Ken Welsh. All rights reserved 2024

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Imaginary reconstruction of an Egyptian palace in Pharaonic times

Imaginary reconstruction of an Egyptian palace in Pharaonic times
3253011 Imaginary reconstruction of an Egyptian palace in Pharaonic times; (add.info.: Imaginary reconstruction of an Egyptian palace in Pharaonic times)

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Basrelief on the external wall of the roman Mammisi, Dendara, Egypt

Basrelief on the external wall of the roman Mammisi, Dendara, Egypt
7058467 Basrelief on the external wall of the roman Mammisi, Dendara, Egypt; Denderah, Egypt; Photo © Stefano Baldini

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Basrelief on the external wall of the roman Mammisi, Dendara, Egypt

Basrelief on the external wall of the roman Mammisi, Dendara, Egypt
7058465 Basrelief on the external wall of the roman Mammisi, Dendara, Egypt; Denderah, Egypt; Photo © Stefano Baldini

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Outer hypostyle hall ceiling, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt

Outer hypostyle hall ceiling, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt
7058495 Outer hypostyle hall ceiling, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt; Temple of Hathor, Denderah, Egypt; Photo © Stefano Baldini

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Outer hypostyle hall ceiling, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt

Outer hypostyle hall ceiling, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt
7058488 Outer hypostyle hall ceiling, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt; Temple of Hathor, Denderah, Egypt; Photo © Stefano Baldini

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: The childhood of Moses (engraving)

The childhood of Moses (engraving)
8641634 The childhood of Moses (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The childhood of Moses. Illustration for The Prize, 1889.); © Look and Learn

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Outer hypostyle hall ceiling, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt

Outer hypostyle hall ceiling, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt
7058489 Outer hypostyle hall ceiling, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt; Temple of Hathor, Denderah, Egypt; Photo © Stefano Baldini

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Relief depicting Isis mummification, first floor sanctuary, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt

Relief depicting Isis mummification, first floor sanctuary, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt
7058483 Relief depicting Isis mummification, first floor sanctuary, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt; Temple of Hathor, Denderah, Egypt; Photo © Stefano Baldini

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Relief depicting Isis mummification, first floor sanctuary, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt

Relief depicting Isis mummification, first floor sanctuary, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt
7058482 Relief depicting Isis mummification, first floor sanctuary, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt; Temple of Hathor, Denderah, Egypt; Photo © Stefano Baldini

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Woman in Egyptian dancer costume, with dress decorated with hieroglyphs, palm fan and sandals

Woman in Egyptian dancer costume, with dress decorated with hieroglyphs, palm fan and sandals
FLO4974692 Woman in Egyptian dancer costume, with dress decorated with hieroglyphs, palm fan and sandals. Lithograph by unknown artist with stencil handcolouring from " Nos Travestis"

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Outer hypostyle hall ceiling, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt

Outer hypostyle hall ceiling, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt
7058494 Outer hypostyle hall ceiling, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt; Temple of Hathor, Denderah, Egypt; Photo © Stefano Baldini

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Stela of Ramses I, 19th dynasty, from Tharu, limestone, Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt

Stela of Ramses I, 19th dynasty, from Tharu, limestone, Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt
7058331 Stela of Ramses I, 19th dynasty, from Tharu, limestone, Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt; Egyptian National Museum, Cairo, Egypt; Photo © Stefano Baldini

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Outer hypostyle hall ceiling, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt

Outer hypostyle hall ceiling, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt
7058487 Outer hypostyle hall ceiling, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt; Temple of Hathor, Denderah, Egypt; Photo © Stefano Baldini

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: The ceiling of the roman Mammisi, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt

The ceiling of the roman Mammisi, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt
7058463 The ceiling of the roman Mammisi, temple of Hathor, Dendara, Egypt; Temple of Hathor, Denderah, Egypt; Photo © Stefano Baldini

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Stele of king Ramesses II, 29th dynasty, from Abydos, limestone, Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt

Stele of king Ramesses II, 29th dynasty, from Abydos, limestone, Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt
7058347 Stele of king Ramesses II, 29th dynasty, from Abydos, limestone, Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt; Egyptian National Museum, Cairo, Egypt; Photo © Stefano Baldini

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Seti I of Egypt offering wine to the god Osiris (litho)

Seti I of Egypt offering wine to the god Osiris (litho)
8663838 Seti I of Egypt offering wine to the god Osiris (litho) by German School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Seti I offering wine to the god Osiris)

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Jean-Francois Champollion

Jean-Francois Champollion
3732971 Jean-Francois Champollion; (add.info.: Portrait of Jean-Francois Champollion (1790-1832) a French scholar, philologist and orientalist. Dated 19th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: toursit walking through the Temple of Philae on an island in Lake Nasser, Nile River

toursit walking through the Temple of Philae on an island in Lake Nasser, Nile River, Aswan, Egypt, Africa

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Temple of Abu Simbel, 1856 (salted paper print from paper negative)

Temple of Abu Simbel, 1856 (salted paper print from paper negative)
XOS5884206 Temple of Abu Simbel, 1856 (salted paper print from paper negative) by Murray, Robert (1822-93); 18.2x23.2 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA; (add.info.: By Robert Murray (British)

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Detail of a relief hieroglyphs (stone)

Detail of a relief hieroglyphs (stone)
GDG383031 Detail of a relief hieroglyphs (stone) by Egyptian; Kom Ombo, Egypt; (add.info.: hieroglyphe; hieroglyphes; ptolemaique; sanctuaire; Egypte; ecriture; sacre; divin;)

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Statue of Ramesses II, Luxor, Egypt

Statue of Ramesses II, Luxor, Egypt
Statue of Ramesses II ( The Great ), Statues in peristyle courtyard of Ramesses II, Luxor, Egypt. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Tourist walking throuhg the Temple of Philae on an island in Lake Nasser, Nile River

Tourist walking throuhg the Temple of Philae on an island in Lake Nasser, Nile River, Aswan, Egypt, Africa

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Guradian at the Temple of Philae on an island in Lake Nasser, Nile River, Aswan, Egypt

Guradian at the Temple of Philae on an island in Lake Nasser, Nile River, Aswan, Egypt, Africa

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Seti I temple (13th century BC), Abydos, Egypt

Seti I temple (13th century BC), Abydos, Egypt

Background imageHieroglyphs Collection: Ramesses II temple (13th century BC), Abydos, Egypt

Ramesses II temple (13th century BC), Abydos, Egypt




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Hieroglyphs, the ancient Egyptian form of writing, have captivated scholars and enthusiasts for centuries. These intricate symbols tell stories of a civilization that thrived along the Nile River in Africa. One notable example is the Papyrus of Ani, also known as the Book of the Dead. This beautifully illustrated scroll depicts scenes from the afterlife and provides insights into ancient Egyptian beliefs about death and judgment. Egyptian art showcases hieroglyphs in various forms, such as reliefs. One relief shows Akhenaten, Nefertiti, and their three daughters. It offers a glimpse into royal family life during the Amarna period. Another bas-relief features Sekhmet, an important goddess associated with war and healing. Located in the Temple of Seti I at Abydos, this artwork highlights Egypt's rich religious traditions. Pharaoh Amenhotep I is depicted in hieroglyphs on numerous artifacts. His reign marked a time of political stability and cultural development in ancient Egypt. The Rosetta Stone remains one of history's most significant discoveries related to hieroglyphic decipherment. This stone slab contains inscriptions in three scripts: Greek, demotic (a simplified script), and hieroglyphs. Its translation by Jean-François Champollion unlocked a wealth of knowledge about ancient Egypt. The Eye of Horus symbolizes protection and good health; it appears on many objects throughout Egyptian history. The false door belonging to Senenmut showcases this powerful symbol alongside other hieroglyphic texts representing offerings for his eternal journey. The Temple of Philae stands proudly on an island in Lake Nasser near Aswan—a testament to ancient Egyptians' architectural prowess adorned with intricate hieroglyphic carvings depicting gods and pharaohs alike. Bas-reliefs dedicated to Pharaoh Seti I can be found at his temple complex at Abydos—an impressive display showcasing his divine connection and achievements.