Ancient Egyptian Horses' Hieroglyphic Names

"The great span of his majesty, 'Beloved of Amon,'
[followed by King Ramesses II's cartouche:]
Ramesses-Mery-Amun."
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Ramesseum relief of Ramesses II in his chariot at Dapur from ChampollionOn a relief at the Ramesseum, these hieroglyphs above the horses' headdresses are written from right to left with the cartouch written vertically [whereas WikiHiero produces left to right horizontal glyphs]. fn

Hieroglyphs of Ramesses II's horses from Champollion's expedition
In glorious color, a reproduction of a "Colored engraving from Champollion's epic publication Monuments de l'Egypt (1835-47) shows Ramesses II in his chariot" fn in battle at Dapur.

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Hieroglyphs detail: Ramesseum relief of Ramesses II in chariot at Dapur [author's photo]

"The first great span which bore His Majesty, 'Beloved of Amun' from the great stable of Ramses II"

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Ramesseum relief of Ramesses II in his chariot at Dapur [MS Office 2000 stock photo] Ramesseum relief of Ramesses II in his chariot at Dapur from the Champollion expedition Detail: Ramesseum relief - Ramesses II horses team hieroglyphs - Lepsius, Denkmäler

Above the backs of the horse team, called a 'span,' the hieroglyphs on this lower inscription at the Ramesseum fn replace the water sign with red crown for the letter N. Nice kingly affect. The inscription says: "The first great span which bore his majesty from the great stable of Ramses II, Ramesses-Mery-Amun."

The Prussian expedition led by Lepsius reconstructed the scene in great detail, overlooking, however, the lion heads on the king's horses. fn

Ramesseum relief of Ramesses II in his chariot at Dapur from the Prussian expedition

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"Great first span of his majesty: 'Victory-in-Thebes,' of the great stable of 'Usermaatre-Setepenre-Beloved-of-Amun.'"

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Hieroglyphs on Ramesseum relief of Ramesses II at Kadesh [author's photo]

Ramesseum relief of Ramesses II in his chariot at Kadesh [author's photo]On another relief at the Ramesseum Ramesses II drives his chariot at Kadesh. Hieroglyphs over the horses' backs form one long line, reading from right to left. The WikiHiero glyphs read from left to right.

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  1. Putnam, James, Egyptology, An Introduction to the History, Art and Culture of Ancient Egypt, 1995 [(C) 1990] Quintet Publishing Ltd, London.
    Page 15 reproduces these hieroglyphs in a relief from Champollion's Monuments de l'Egypt. The caption for Putnam's derivative illustration on P. 32 identifies the scene as: "Ramses II in his chariot attacks the Hittite fortress of Dapur, in Syria—reconstruction of a painted relief from the Ramesseum, Thebes, c. 1,270 BC."
  2. Lepsius, Karl Richard, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien: Nach den Zeichnungen der von Seiner Majestät dem Könige von Preussen Friedrich Wilhelm IV nach diesen Ländern gesendeten und in den Jahren 1842-1845 ausgeführten wissenschaftlichen Expedition. ["Monuments of Egypt and Ethiopia"] Berlin, Nicolaische Buchhandlung, 1849-1859
    Republished at Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt

TOC
Hieroglyphic vocabulary
Amenemhet's inscriptions
Who was Amenemhet?
Lintel inscriptions
Kings' Cartouches
Horse hieroglyphs
WikiHiero
Tut's Djed Amulet