Hieroglyphics Exhibit

© Jean B. Hall

Hieroglyphics Exhibit

Uploaded: October 29, 2008

Description

Egyptian hieroglyphics on display at the Badisches Landesmuseum in Karlsruhe, Germany.

I know only a few words of German, but the sign seems to indicate that this is from the 18th dynasty, about 1300 B.C. This dynasty included many famous historical figures: King Tut (Tutankhamun), Hatshepsut (one of the few women pharaohs), Akhenaten, and his wife, Nefertiti (who introduced Egypt’s first monotheistic religion) among them.

I loved the way this tablet was displayed against plain white concrete...the subtle differences in color, ranging from beige to white to gray...the variety of textures...and how the rough edges contrasted with the strong horizontal lines of the fragment. And I was really excited that this photo came out clearly, as flashes were not permitted in the museum.



Comments

Vladan D. Djordjevic October 29, 2008

Fantastic details and find. Thank you for the info! I really love Egypt culture. #1025589

Jean B. Hall October 29, 2008

Thanks very much, Vladan. I had helped the 11-year-old daughter of a friend research Hatshepsut for a school report earlier this year, so I found this link with her dynasty especially interesting. #6680500

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. October 29, 2008

JEAN... WONDERFUL IMAGE AND THE EXPLANATION HERE.

KARU. #6681139

Jean B. Hall October 29, 2008

Thanks very much, Karu. This was a wonderful museum. I only wish I could have read more of the captions. #6681272

Ron McEwan October 30, 2008

Outstanding capture, and a find as well. Nice work, well done indeed. #6683483

Jean B. Hall October 30, 2008

Thank you so much, Ron. I very much appreciate your supportive comment. #6684057

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