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Ancient Egypt Cartouche

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Ancient Egyptian Cartouche is a special glyph that gave information on birth dates of people with high statuses. They were made of oval shape and formed as a plaque structure.

The cartouches in ancient Egypt had special indications to suggest the significance of the person in the kingdom . Traditionally, Pharaohs in ancient Egypt had many names. One Pharaoh would have up to five names. Usually, when a member of a high family or royal family was born, a name was bestowed on that person.



Graphical characteristics:
Asymmetric, Closed shape, Colorful, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has no crossing lines.

Category: Egyptian Hieroglyphs.

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The formal writing system used by the ancient Egyptians that contained a combination of logographic and alphabetic is called hieroglyphics. They began to develop this system around 3000 BC.The first … read more »

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