Egyptian Hieroglyphs Alphabet Greetings Card

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Exclusive to the British Museum, a greetings card inspired by the ancient Egyptian hieroglyph alphabet.

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

This greetings card is printed in the UK, and is blank inside for your message. The front features the letters of the hieroglyphic writing system alongside their Latin counterparts.

The design is inspired by the hieroglyph symbols featured on a watercolour study by Henry Beechey (1788/9-1862), of an ancient Egyptian wall painting from the tomb of Pharaoh Sety (Seti) I.  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.

An entertaining souvenir of the exhibition.

  • Product Code: CMCS75200
  • Product Weight: 0.01Kg
  • Dimensions: H16 x L11cm
  • Exhibition: Hieroglyphs: unlocking ancient Egypt
  • Details: Includes envelope
  • Postage Weight: 0.10 Kg

Exclusive to the British Museum, a greetings card inspired by the ancient Egyptian hieroglyph alphabet.

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

This greetings card is printed in the UK, and is blank inside for your message. The front features the letters of the hieroglyphic writing system alongside their Latin counterparts.

The design is inspired by the hieroglyph symbols featured on a watercolour study by Henry Beechey (1788/9-1862), of an ancient Egyptian wall painting from the tomb of Pharaoh Sety (Seti) I.  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.

An entertaining souvenir of the exhibition.

  • Product Code: CMCS75200
  • Product Weight: 0.01Kg
  • Dimensions: H16 x L11cm
  • Exhibition: Hieroglyphs: unlocking ancient Egypt
  • Details: Includes envelope
  • Postage Weight: 0.10 Kg
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