Remember My Name| Feb 17, 2016
In his latest lesson on hieroglyphs, Fefi reveals the secret of eternal life—the ancient Egyptian way.
Many of my friends in the Egyptian galleries have their names written on objects that belonged to them for that same reason. Not all the names were carved in stone, like mine or my buddy Khnumti's. Some were written in ink with a reed pen and may look different or harder to read. Different scribes have different handwriting and, clearly, some have better penmanship than others! In my next post, I will help you read the names of the other folk in the Egyptian galleries, so that they, too, can continue to live on because you know their names.
Names were magical and powerful, an important part of each human being. Back in the day, visitors to a tomb were encouraged to speak our names to help us live forever; now you can do the same when you visit the Museum.
Caroline, the Egyptologist -
February 17, 2016
Gayle Gibson -
February 19, 2016