That same old chestnut!
What is the origin of the word “cartouche”? Once again, I have come across the popular, but I feel incorrect, folk etymology of the term “cartouche” (the oval frames within which royal and divine names were written in ancient Egypt), this time in a letter to the editor in the Spring issue of Biblical Archeology…
Book Review: The Great Name, Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary, by Ronald J Leprohon
I saw this book cited in an online article. The back cover explains that “this volume includes all rulers’ names from the so-called Dynasty 0 (ca. 3200 B.C.E.) to the last Ptolemaic ruler in the late first century B.C.E, offered in transliteration and English translation with an introduction and notes.” I immediately ordered a copy…
How do you type hieroglyphs, anyway?
In Cartouches, a Field Guide, I use LaserHIEROGLYPHICS from Linguist’s Software, Inc, by Philip Barton Payne. Due to the immense number of hieroglyphs listed in Gardiner’s Egyptian Grammar, you need five fonts and a crazy assortment of key stroke combinations to type all the signs. As soon as you receive the fonts from the company,…