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Make an Egyptian Cartouche

Make an Egyptian Cartouche


Ancient Egyptians wrote the name of pharaohs and other royal people in hieroglyphs inside an oval with a horizontal line at one end. This special way of writing names is called a cartouche (pronounced car – toosh). Take a close look at a pharaoh’s cartouche on the Sphinx located in the Penn Museum, then create your own version, with your royal name on display for all to see!

  • Date: Tuesday, June 21, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-10

  • Length: 45 minutes

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