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19 August 2006

Egyptian Cartoushes

(Tutankhamun's cartouche)

- King's names were written inside of cartouches (sometimes the names of gods and queens who ruled as a pharaoh).
- It's form developed from the shen hieroglyph .
- They symbolized protection.
- First used by 3rd Dynasty ruler Huni.

Cartouches are written after titles -Son of Re-:

and -King of Upper and Lower Egypt- :

More info
- The Ancient Egyptian Cartouche
by Jimmy Dunn:

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