Egyptian Symbols

Pyramid at the Louvre

Ouroboros from the Papyrus of Dama Heroub -
The papyrus of Dama Heroub contains one of the oldest depictions of an ouroboros - a serpent eating it's own tail. It dates from the 21st dynasty in Egypt, making it more than 3000 years old.

Ancient Egypt Site
Explore more than 3.000 years of Ancient Egyptian history, from the end of prehistory at around 3.000 BC to the closing of the last Egyptian temple in 535/537 AD.

Egyptian Royal Symbols
Egyptian art is rich in symbols related to royalty and its religious beliefs. By learning to read these symbols, one can gain a better understanding and appreciation of Egyptian art.

Ancient Egyptian Flying Vehicles
Many researchers into the UFO enigma tend to overlook a very important fact. While it assumed that most flying saucers are of alien, or perhaps Governmental Military origin, another possible origin of UFOs is ancient India and Atlantis.
Ancient Egyptian Symbols   

Galleries of EgyptArt
Paintings, photographs and sculptures, valuable information about Ancient Egypt.
Symbols and Definitions    Symbol List   

Category: Ancient Egyptian symbols -
Ankh, Cartouche, Crook and Flail, Eye of Horus, Imiut Fetish, Egyptian Obelisk, Ouroboros, Scarab, Serekh, Shen Ring, Sphinx, Uraeus, Winged Sun.
Egyptian hieroglyphs    Ankh   

Pronunciation of Ancient Egyptian
The issue of the pronunciation of the Ancient Egyptian language has recently become confused by popular presentations that ignore some of the essential and undoubted characteristics of Egyptian hieroglyphics, most importantly that Egyptian, just as today is usually the case with Arabic and Hebrew, did not write vowels.

Fruit of the Nile
The Egyptian culture was rich in symbolism. Symbols were used for religious and magickal purposes by both the living and the dead.

Introduction to Egyptian hieroglyphic writing and numbering, with translators for numbers and fractions.

Beetles as Religious Symbols
Cultural Entomology exposes how insects play a major role in almost every aspect of human culture. Discover just how long insects have influenced the humanities.

Egyptian Symbols to Phoenician Alphabet
Proto-Canaanite, also known as Proto-Sinaitic, was the first consonantal alphabet. Even a quick and cursory glance at its inventory of signs makes it very apparent of this script's Egyptian origin.

Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary
This small dictionary is not very comprehensive. It is more a kind of phrase book than a dictionary.

Egyptian Symbols
Public Domain Images of Egyptian Symbols.

Egyptian Symbols for the Metals
From Lepsius, Metals in Egyptian Inscriptions, 1860.

Ancient Egyptian Virtual Temple
The boat is docked and waiting to take you on your journey to explore the realm known as Ancient Egypt or Kemet (KMT) as it was known to the Egyptians themselves.

Ancient Egyptian Religion
A complete overview of the religion, history, mythology and culture of Ancient Egypt. Covers over 60 gods and goddesses, temple life, priesthood, rituals, festivals, symbols, and myths. Also egyptian culture and history, especially that of women.

Symbols From The Middle East
Introduce yourself to the story behind the familiar images that came to us from the Middle East.

Hieroglyphics and Egyptian Symbols
Over the centuries there has been many spectacular cultures with their own unique symbols and alphabets but there has been none as spectacular as the Egyptians with their hieroglyphics.

Ancient Ankh, Symbol of Life by Taylor Ray Ellison
The Ankh was, for the ancient Egyptians, the symbol (the actual Hieroglyphic sign) of life but it is an enduring icon that remains with us even today as a Christian cross.
Animals and the Gods of Ancient Egypt    Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Symbolism   

What are the symbols of ancient Egypt?

What were they used for and what good are they to us today?

The ankh caught on as a love symbol in the 1960s, the pyramid decorates the back of the US dollar. Are these symbols just decorations or do they effect us, our consciousness and culture, in some significant way?

Someone displaying an ankh tattoo may be signaling some nonconformity to the ersatz patterns of human relationships, or they may just like the design. The pyramid on the dollar, according to some interpreters, provides deep insight into the true purpose or destiny of the United States.

Both the tattoo and the money symbols send a message beyond words which may reveal something essential which the person or the nation wishes to communicate without being too direct. Or perhaps direct but not obvious to everyone.