Ancient Egyptian writing equipment

For the classroom

The palette of Pamerihu


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Papyrus with student’s exercise and teacher’s corrections


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Short video showing the conservation of a scribe’s palette in the British Museum

Source: YouTube

See this video on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rh-bWfSCmyc

British Museum website on ancient Egyptian writing, with activities

Source: ancientegypt.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/writing/home.html

Hieroglyphic inscription from the National Museum of Scotland

Source: nms.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.nms.ac.uk/explore/play/discover-ancient-egypt/egyptian-hieroglyphics/

How to make a set of scribe’s equipment

Source: arceoc.org

Visit the site http://www.arceoc.org/education_projects_scribe.pdf

Short video clip illustrating the differences between hieroglyphs and hieratic

Source: bbc.co.uk

See this video on bbc.co.uk http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/writing-used-in-ancient-egypt-hieroglyphs-and-hieratic/5259.html

Translation of the Instructions of Amenemopet

Source: humanistictexts.org

Visit the site http://www.humanistictexts.org/amenope.htm

Egyptian mathematics resource

Source: eyelid.co.uk

Includes hieroglyphs information and interactive hieroglyphs typewriter.

Visit the site http://www.eyelid.co.uk/numbers.htm

Solving a simple mathematical problem from ancient Egypt

Source: bbc.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/an-introduction-to-quarters/37.html

Building the pyramids accurately Part 1

Source: bbc.co.uk

Video clips showing how the Egyptians used their mathematical knowledge to build the pyramids, with suggestions for classroom activities.

See this video on bbc.co.uk http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/ztmxpv4

Building the pyramids accurately Part 2

Source: bbc.co.uk

See this video on bbc.co.uk http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zp6tsbk

Outside the classroom

Most museums with Egyptian collections have objects connected with ancient Egyptian scribes and writing. Here is a small selection.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow

Source: glasgowlife.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/kelvingrove/Pages/default.aspx

Oriental Museum, Durham

Source: dur.ac.uk

Visit the site https://www.dur.ac.uk/oriental.museum/

The Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate

Source: harrogate.gov.uk

Visit the site http://www.harrogate.gov.uk/musm/Pages/RoyalPumpRoomMuseum.aspx

The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Source: ashmolean.org

Visit the site http://www.ashmolean.org

Museum of Egyptian antiquities, Swansea

Source: egypt.swan.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.egypt.swan.ac.uk/

British Museum

Source: britishmuseum.org

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org

Ancient Egyptian writing equipment