Thursday, October 27, 2011

Write Your Name in Hieroglyphics



That's my full name up there in ancient Egypian hieroglyphics! Thanks to World History Teacher's Blog for the heads-up and link.

The site allows you to type in your name so that you can see what your name looks like in the Egyptian "picture-writing." Just remember, you read hieroglyphics INTO the faces of the animals depicted. So here, it would be left to right.

On one of the Old Kingdom coffins at the Carlos Museum, it's the opposite. Like Hebrew, you must read it right to left.

Thanks to Ken Halla for the link!

6 comments:

Amalia T said...

This is AWESOME!

Cathy C. Hall said...

I thought this was "Duck, Duck, Goose" in hieroglyphics...but if you same it's your name, okay.

Cathy C. Hall said...

Whoops. That should be "SAY it's your name" not same. (The squiggly snake thing made me nervous.)

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

I may try duck, duck goose too. SO COOL! :) e

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

Y'all! Now every time I look at hieroglyphs, I'll think of duck, duck, goose!

Karen Strong said...

This is so cool. I'll have to go over and play with this.