Symbolism in Ancient Egypt
In these lessons, Students will:
- Deconstruct the symbols used by ancient Egyptians;
- Uncover clues about ancient Egyptian culture and society;
- Examine ancient Egyptian heiroglyphs as a visual language;
- Analyze ancient Egyptian symbols;
Hieroglyphs are a formal writing system used by ancient Egyptians containing alphabetic elements and visual symbols representing words. In this lesson, students will examine hieroglyphs and make meaning of their symbols.
Pharaohs were both religious and political leaders central to ancient Egyptian society. To illustrate their immense power, specific symbols were used to highlight their status and importance. In this lesson, students will continue to deconstruct symbols to understand power in ancient Egypt and compare to symbols of power from various cultures.