Painted hieroglyph representing a newborn bubalis (iw) from El-Khokha, Thebes

Dec 14, 2020

So, here is a little teaser to the second round of digitalEPIGRAPHY updates we've been working on since the beginning of Summer. The new additions will be ready to roll out this week, so stay tuned for more information!

We cooked up, as the first serious extensions to the website, not one, but two visual databases. These still-forming collections are directly accessible and searchable through the website, implemented within our (also brand-new) Complementary Material section.

We've been tirelessly collecting and sorting through information regarding exquisitely painted hieroglyph samples and the infinite pool of visual documentation material (aka drawings) that have been published over the past hundred-plus years.

We hope that studying an exquisitely detailed hieroglyph, the most basic Egyptian pictorial representation unit, will support your research or epigraphic project by providing you with relevant information on a macro level. On the other hand, being able to revisit, compare, and study the most significant historical and contemporary documentation efforts will enrich your scope of available methods and help you find your own epigraphic solutions.

We would also like to rely on your help and contribution in finding and uploading new entries, but more on all that in our next entry.

Stay tuned, and in the meantime, enjoy an exquisitely painted newborn bubalis (iw) hieroglyph from El-Khokha, Thebes.

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