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The festival Barque of Hathor part five


At the moment the scene is rather like a stage without actors – the next step is to populate the scene with ancient Egyptian people

The festival Barque of Hathor part five – I’ve created the scene which,  at the moment, is empty of people – rather like a stage without actors.

Firstly I want to have two statues of the Goddess Hathor standing at the entrance of the chapel. (see slide show below)

Now for the actors

On the path way that leads from the harbour to the chapel I’ll have a group of litter bearers waiting in line for the canal barge to dock. Their job is to carry the Goddess from the boat to the chapel.

This group will be headed by two town elders who will greet the goddess and her entourage of priestesses.

  • Making the statue of the Goddess Hathor to stand at the entrance of the chapel
    Making the statue of the Goddess Hathor to stand at the entrance of the chapel
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Hathor part two
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Egyptian Hieroglyphics 2018

Egyptian Hieroglyphics 2018

This is a brand new version that now works on Windows 10, MAC, iPad, Android and all mobile phones.

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.


Fuming Vexed

Vexed is a classic game from the 1990s that proves as frustrating and addictive today as did the original release

This version is has 48 game packs each with 60 levels and five graphic theme packs representing Egyptian gods, Mayan art, Celtic art, Chinese characters and the classic symbol set.

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.

The festival Barque of Hathor part four


Here is an Easter present for you – this is the festival Barque of Hathor scene before I place the people. You can freely use this as a desktop background.
I plan to place crowds of people greeting the Goddess, who will bring blessings to the locality before she continues her journey to Edfu.

The next task is to make the litter bearers who will carry the ceremonial barque, containing the goddess, to the barques chapel where she will remain over night before setting off the following day to the next stop over in her progress up the Nile.

The festival Barque of Hathor part four
If you would like to use this image as a desktop background right click and save it to your computer then set it as a desktop background

Hathor part five

Hathor part three
Hathor part two
Hathor part one

Egyptian Hieroglyphics 2018

Egyptian Hieroglyphics 2018

This is a brand new version that now works on Windows 10, MAC, iPad, Android and all mobile phones.

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 three


The festival Barque of Hathor part three – I’ve been working on the background scene over the past few weeks – building the canal, harbour and vegetation elements.

I’ve reused a barque temple that I made some years ago for a book called Egypt World and made some changes to make it more relevant to this scene (see below).

The festival Barque of Hathor part three
If you would like to use this image as a desktop background right click and save it to your computer then set it as a desktop background

I now need to put some town houses in the background and again I don’t have to remake these from scratch because I’ve built them before (see below)

After these tasks are finished I will populate the scene with people and that will be a big job – I’ll keep you updated with progress.

The festival Barque of Hathor part three
The festival Barque of Hathor part three

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The festival Barque of Hathor part three

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Hathor part four

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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
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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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