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Write Like an Egyptian

Translate Your Name into Hieroglyphs
(the way an Egyptian scribe might have written it!)


The Penn Museum has a colossal granite sphinx, weighing 15 tons, on display. Over 3,000 years old, the sphinx has inscriptions in hieroglyphs of the famous pharaoh Ramses II (Ramses the Great) who reigned ca. 1200 BCE.

Sleepovers at the Penn Museum

40 Winks with the Sphinx