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New Egyptian Hieroglyphs App


New Egyptian Hieroglyphs App

Egyptian Hieroglyphics 2018

I’ve completely rethought the way I do the Egyptian Hieroglyphs app – The app that I made in 2013 is not easy to update – Just to make a small update required rebuilding the app which was unnecessarily time consuming.

I also never had time to make a MAC version (I got a lot of complaints about that).

So I’ve made it a subscription-based WordPress website – I got the idea when I subscribed to a daily newspaper recently.

Now it works on all platforms including Windows 10, MAC, iPad, Android and all mobile phones – so you can refer to it while walking around the temples in Egypt.

It is really easy to add new content so I’ll be adding new glyphs, photos and functions on a regular basis.

There are more than 1100 Hieroglyphic illustrations including 450 Egyptian word examples and over 650 hieroglyphs from the Gardiner list.

Egyptian Hieroglyphics includes detailed information on the history of Egyptian writing and mathematics, the use of the different types of symbols, how to write your name, how to recognize kings names and the story of the scribe with a video showing how papyrus is made.

All the content can be printed including typewriter and calculator functions.

There are also navigation and search text functions.

The Hieroglyphic Typewriter and Math Calculator is included.

The Hieroglyphic Typewriter and Math Calculator is included. The on screen QWERTY keyboard incorporates alphabet and number symbols together with a selection of determinative signs. The keys include Latin symbols together with their hieroglyph equivalents and descriptions, which allow you to type messages naturally and at a glance see the translations.

Kids can quickly write names and short secret messages and then select print from the menu.

The festival Barque of Hathor part two


Hathor’s ceremonial barque and the canal boat

I’m building Hathor’s ceremonial barque and the canal boat that will carry it. I’ve been researching these objects for many years – the above slide show shows the development in stages.

The festival Barque of Hathor part two
Hathor and Horus at Dendara temple

Hathor was the daughter of Ra and the patron goddess of women, love, beauty, pleasure, and music. She is depicted in three forms; as a cow, as a woman with the ears of a cow, and as a woman wearing the headdress of a cow’s horns. In this last manifestation, she holds the solar disc between her horns. She was the consort of Horus,

There was a dark side to Hathor. It was believed that Ra sent her to punish the human race for its wickedness, but Hathor wreaked such bloody havoc on earth that Ra was horrified. He tricked her by preparing vast quantities of beer mixed with mandrake and the blood of the slain. Murdering mankind was thirsty work, and when Hathor drank the beer she became so intoxicated that she could not continue her slaughter.

The festival Barque of Hathor part two

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Hathor part five
Hathor part four
Hathor part three

Hathor part one


Vexed

VexedI’ve also been working on mobile game called Vexed, with my friend Simon Booth. I made the graphics – six themes including Egyptian, Mayan, Celtic and Chinese. It’s free with some ads. Each puzzle consists of a grid of blocks, walls and blank spaces. The goal is to remove all the blocks to progress to the next level.

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The festival of Divine Union of the goddess Hathor and Horus


It’s been more than a year since I made a temple reconstruction. I’ve been busy with my two kids. (By the way my ten year old son extracted the cost of a graphics card out of me after Christmas by beating me in an archery competition watch the video here)

The festival of Divine Union of the goddess Hathor and Horus is something I’ve written about in the past and would like to illustrate. The statue of Hathor would travel from Dendara to the temple of Horus at Edfu, a distance of 106 miles before the festival kicked off. On the way she would stop off at towns and villages and her sacred barque, containing her statue, would have rested within a local barque station over night.

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

So I imagine a river boat transporting the sacred barque containing the statue, obviously with an entourage from the temple. Each day the flotilla would divert along some local canal to a town anchorage where a small chapel would stand. Over night the sacred barque would be taken from the boat to rest in this building.

The moment of arrival is going to be the subject of this reconstruction. I usually start with a rough sketch of the basic idea, and then build all the different elements from that sketch. You don’t usually see this bit – I normally just show the finished reconstruction. So here we go – this might take a few months.

The festival of Divine Union of the goddess Hathor and Horus

Now I have made a barque station before so rather than re-invent the wheel, I’ll adapt one of my old models – that should speed things up a bit. But I’ll have to make the houses, dock side, the people, the boat, landscape, water, plants and trees and pretty much everything else. So I’ll get back to you in about a week so you can see how far I’ve got.

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Hathor part five
Hathor part four
Hathor part three
Hathor part two

Egyptian Wood Female Figure 2500-2055 BC


A 71 cm high, commissioned by a woman

Members of the elite had themselves represented in wood or stone statues which would be placed in their tombs as receptacles for the soul.

In the 20th century, this figure belonged to the Dutch artist Johannes Anton ‘John’Rädecker (1885-1956), whose expressionist style was influenced by ancient sculpture.
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