Voyage to the Divine Union Feast

I’ve finally completed my reconstruction of Hathor’s sacred barge. I stopped working on it for a while because I’d become so familiar with its details I was unable to see its faults. When Returning to it after a few months my were eyes fresh and the work was finished in a few days.

Voyage to the Divine Union Feast

Voyage to the Divine Union Feast

The picture depicts a moment in Hathor’s 106 mile journey from Dendara to the temple of Horus at Edfu, which she did each year to visit her husband Horus at the feast of the Divine Union. Each night the ceremonial barge, carrying the statues of the goddess, would stop off at towns and villages to rest in a barque station (a sort of ancient motel for the gods).

Blessing would have been bestowed on the local community and there would have been a welcoming celebration by the people.

T – Warfare Hunting Butchery from the Gardiner Sign List

T - Warfare Hunting Butchery from the Gardiner Sign List

Chariot

Sir Alan Henderson Gardiner (1879 – 1963) was an English Egyptologist, linguist, philologist, and independent scholar. He is regarded as one of the premier Egyptologists of the early and mid-20th century. Gardiner’s Sign List is a list of common Egyptian hieroglyphs and is considered a standard reference in the study of Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.

T – Warfare Hunting Butchery from the Gardiner Sign List

Here are 35 images I’ve made for the T category which includes a Chariot, bows, knives and various other items.


Hieroglyphic Typewriter

I’ve also made a few improvements the Hieroglyphic Typewriter keyboard and will be making a some help videos show ways to print the hieroglyphic images.

https://egyptianhieroglyphs.co.uk/hieroglyphic-typewriter/

Egyptian Temples Reconstruction Puzzles

Egyptian Temples Reconstruction PuzzlesThis is an app that a friend and I are working on for the iPhone and Android. We’re still developing it at the moment but we thought the Beta version is at a stage where people can try it out.

Subscribers to Egyptian Hieroglyphs get exclusive use of this beta version and we welcome any feedback or ideas you might have. This does not work on an iPad yet.

All the images are from my temple reconstructions. Select your skill level – it defaults to easy but there is medium, hard, difficult and impossible to choose from.
Then select an image and have some fun.

Photos from the walls of Karnak Temple

Photos from the wall of Karnak Temple
30 Photos from the walls of Karnak Temple – The temple of Karnak was known as Ipet-isu—or “most select of places”—by the ancient Egyptians. It is a city of temples built over 2,000 years and dedicated to the Theban triad of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu.

It started as a shrine, built in the 12th Dynasty, for the god Amun when he was only a local deity. It was then added to by successive Pharaohs, especially during the 18th and 19th Dynasties.

Pharaohs such as Thutmose I, Hatshepsut, Thutmose III, Amenhotep III, Seti I, and Ramses II all built at Karnak.

Egyptian Hieroglyphs from the Obelisk at Luxor Temple

Two 80 foot (25m) pink granite obelisk built by Ramesses once stood before the gateway but today only one remains the other stands in the Place De La Concorde in Paris.

This includes 21 high detailed photos and an illustrated plate from Champollion, Monuments de Égypte et Nubie showing the hieroglyphs.

Egyptian Hieroglyphs from the Obelisk at Luxor Temple

40 New Hieroglyph Photos Edfu Temple

40 New Hieroglyph Photos Edfu Temple – Edfu Temple is the best preserved and the second largest after Karnak. It was dedicated to the falcon headed god Horus. The temple we see today was built during the reigns of six Ptolemies – begun in 237 BC and finished in 57 BC.

40 New Photos Edfu Temple

There is a two thousand year old tourist guide at the temple of Edfu inscribed in a 300 meter band around its outer enclosure wall. The author, an unknown priest, describes how the temple appeared in its heyday

“the embellishing of its walls with gold, the laying on of the colours”.

It must have glinted in the sun like a precious jewel.

The account also describes the temple’s inauguration festival

“The inhabitants of Dendara joined the inhabitants of Edfu, men and women together, drunk with wine and anointed with Tishepes oil, with garlands around their necks.”

(The goddess Hathor was the wife of the god Horus) It goes on to say “There was a great festival of drunkenness, without equal since the foundation of the earth until now. Millions and hundreds of thousands of delicious foods and beer were abundant and immeasurable. The ground swam in the Green Horus Eye wine. Plenty of cattle and fowl made the altars festive with burnt offerings and incense so the sky over Edfu was no longer visible”.

 

46 New Glyphs

S - Crowns, Dress, Staves from the 

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S – Crowns, Dress, Staves from the Gardiner Sign List.

Gardiner arranged hieroglyphs into categories such as Mammals, Birds, Trees and Plants and labelled each category with a letter of the alphabet. For example: – glyphs beginning with the letter ‘A’ represent ‘Man and his occupations’ and ‘G’ are images of ‘Birds’.

Here are forty six images I’ve made for the S category which includes the White crown of Upper Egypt, the Blue war Crown and various other items.

I have a pile of old hard drives in my office – looking through some of them last night I found some interesting content, which I’d forgotten about such as cartouches of all the kings names, photos, drawings, videos, puzzles and games etc, I’ll include some of this stuff over the next few months.

I’ll keep you posted

Mark