Egyptian Hieroglyph Symbols Pencil

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A gold graphite pencil with hieroglyph symbols.

This pencil is part of a range accompanying the British Museum exhibition Hieroglyphs: unlocking ancient Egypt.

Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs were developed c.3000 BC, and were used for formal inscriptions. The alphabet is comprised of a series of symbols and characters, which includes birds, reeds and ankhs. The hieroglyphs were sometimes called ‘The Words of the Gods’ and were mainly used by priests. Although the ability to read ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs was lost for centuries, they were finally deciphered by Jean-François Champollion in the 19th century, advancing the study of Egyptology immeasurably.

A classic souvenir of the exhibition.

  • Product Code: CMCN539470
  • Product Weight: 0.01Kg
  • Dimensions: L7cm
  • Exhibition: Hieroglyphs: unlocking ancient Egypt
  • Material: Graphite, wood
  • Postage Weight: 0.10 Kg

A gold graphite pencil with hieroglyph symbols.

This pencil is part of a range accompanying the British Museum exhibition Hieroglyphs: unlocking ancient Egypt.

Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs were developed c.3000 BC, and were used for formal inscriptions. The alphabet is comprised of a series of symbols and characters, which includes birds, reeds and ankhs. The hieroglyphs were sometimes called ‘The Words of the Gods’ and were mainly used by priests. Although the ability to read ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs was lost for centuries, they were finally deciphered by Jean-François Champollion in the 19th century, advancing the study of Egyptology immeasurably.

A classic souvenir of the exhibition.

  • Product Code: CMCN539470
  • Product Weight: 0.01Kg
  • Dimensions: L7cm
  • Exhibition: Hieroglyphs: unlocking ancient Egypt
  • Material: Graphite, wood
  • Postage Weight: 0.10 Kg
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