- 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- :
- The Ancient Egyptian Cartouche
by Jimmy Dunn:
19 August 2006