Sunday, July 8, 2012

Pharaonic cartouche from Louvre

Cartouche (Pharaonic name presentation) of Alexander the Great, circa 330 BC. It is found in Egypt, but it is kept in Louvre Museum in Paris. Because the 'bird' (hieroglyphic sign) is facing the right side, text should be read from right to left.

Latin transcript: ALKSINDRS
English transcript: ALEKSINDROS
Greek translation: Αλέξανδρος
Latin form of Greek translation: Alexandros

Conclusion: Alexander's original name in Egyptian stelae, is written in his native Greek language.

Author: M.P.


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