Symbols of the pharaoh

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Age 7–11

Be a symbol detective and decode scarabs, cartouches and sculptures of Ramesses II. Using this resource students investigate symbols and their meanings, as well as learning about Ancient Egyptian sculpture and pharaohs.

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Subjects covered

Art and design
History

Age ranges

Age 7–11 (KS2)

Related information

Ancient Egypt
Gallery 4

scarab pendant

Image: Winged scarab of electrum, inlaid with carnelian, green feldspar, and lapis lazuli. From Egypt. Reign of Senwosret II, 12th Dynasty, around 1890 BC.