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Egyptian Hieroglyph Translation

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Welcome to our website showing hieroglyph translations.
We are working on translating a number of hieroglyphic texts which we will publish on this website when we complete them.
The first texts we will publish are ones from the tomb and the sarcophagus of Seti I.
Other objects from the Egyptian Museum, Cairo we are working on:-

The Chapel of Thotmosis III.
The stela of Amenemhat.
A plaque of Tutankhamen.
The coupled statue of Rahotep and his wife Nefret.
The pillar of Seostris.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BACK WALL OF THE CHAPEL OF THOTMOSIS III

This is one of the traditional scenes used in the ancient Egyptian civilisation, this one having very fresh-looking colours.
At the top of the scene is the winged sun disk which consists of the sun in place of the head, and two cobra at the side of the sun. Under the sun disk is the cartouche of the king (Mn-kheper-Re).

Here we see the king Thotmosis III standing before the Great God of the New Kingdom, Amun-Re.The king is wearing the false hairpiece called Nemes, a necklace, two bracelets and the short kilt called Shindyt with the tail of a bull, which symbolises power. Thotmosis is offering incense in his left hand and libation in his right hand to Amun.
Amun is sitting on his throne and offering to Thotmosis with his right hand the symbol of dominion, called Was, and with his left hand he holds the symbol of life, called Ankh. He is wearing his crown of two plumes of feathers and a necklace, he also wears two arm-bands, two bracelets and a curved beard which is only worn by gods.

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This is the back wall of the chapel of Thutmosis III which is in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo, ground floor, room 12, painted sandstone, height 225cm, width 157cm, length 404cm. About 1440 BC. JE 385745
Excavation of the Exploration Fund 1906.
It comes from the temple of Thotmosis III, between the temples of Mentohotep and Hatshepsut at Deir-el-Bahari, Luxor.
New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty.



Konig Thutmosis III raucherned und librierend vor thronenden Amun, Puck Wand der von Thutmosis III gestifteten Hathor-Kapelle beim Temple der Konigin Hatshepsut in Theben, Deir-elBahari.


We have completed the translation of the hieroglyphs in this picture, and will publish this very soon. We have also made a website that allows the viewer to select the hieroglyphs in a picture, and then the translation is both written and spoken. There will be a link to this site from here.

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Below we show the translation of the hieroglyphic text, the top line is made up of two sentences, one on the right and the other on the left. The name of the son is under the left sentence and the name of the son and daughter under the right sentence.

The invocation food offerings The honoured under Osiris,
to Amenemhat and Iyi. he gives invocation food
offerings.
Antef Antef and Hapy

Funerary stela of Amenemhat, Egyptian Museum, Cairo, on the ground floor gallery 21 , painted limestone, Middle Kingdom 11th Dynasty, 2000BC, height 13cm, width 50cm JE 45626, Thebes, Assassif.
Excavations of Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in 1915-1916.


Description of the stela.
The ancient Egyptians used to make funerary stelae like this one. This was to ensure that they will be given eternal life, and it sometimes showed family groups like this, or just the deceased with his offerings.
Here we see Amenemhat, the father of the family (with a short beard) and his wife Iyi, between them is their son Antef who is being embraced by them, and on the right is their daughter Hapy standing in a pose of respect. The two men are wearing the normal short kilt and are shown with dark brown skin, as is usual for men, and the women are wearing robes with single straps, and long wigs and anklets and shown with the usual light yellow skin. All the family are wearing necklaces and bracelets. The parents and their son are sitting on a bench, and under his wife we see the handle of a mirror in a basket, which shows that ancient Egyptian women took great care of their appearance, even in the after-life. On the offering table are onions on top of other vegetables with meat at the bottom. Under the table are two loaves of bread.
This stela has very fresh-looking colours.

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