Hieroglyphs, Cartouches and Canopic Jars

We shared some of our work on Egyptian hieroglyphs and mummification in KS2 school meeting. Here are some more examples

There are many different symbols used in hieroglyphics but we used the ones that represented the letters in our names to make these

We also found out that hieroglyphics can be read in different directions and that when the pharaohs names we recorded many other hieroglyphs were used to show their importance. These were then put into a Cartouche ( an oval frame), only the gods, pharaohs and their families could do this.

This week we started planning our models of the Canopic Jars, used in the mummification process.

Thank you for all your bottles, we are ready to start our clay modelling of the heads.


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