Hieroglyphics are the ancient picture language most commonly used by the Egyptians. Pictures represent both words and objects as well as letter sounds. Converting names or phrases in English to hieroglyphics is a fun way to experience the ancient script language of the Egyptians and learn more about how languages work. This is an interesting exercise for kids or adults, and can be done by accessing one of the many translators offered online that convert text to hieroglyphics.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Internet connection
Choose a name, phrase or section of text you want to translate.
Connect your computer to the Internet. Access one of the websites that offers a translation service for English to hieroglyphics such as Imhotext or Hieroglyphs.net.
Type in the phrase, words or name you wish to translate. The translation will be produced as a series of pictures or symbols from the hieroglyphic script.
Print or save your image for later reference. If you wish you can copy the text by hand as closely as possible to a sheet of paper from the images.
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