12. This is a two-part question. (1) What is the name of this hieroglyphic symbol, and (2) name a pharaoh whose cartouche (i.e. nameplate) contains it.
Answer to Egypt Quiz #12
The symbol is the Ankh, the hieroglyphic character meaning “life.” It is conspicuous in the cartouche of Tutankhamun (Tut-ANKH-amun) whose name translates to “the living image of Amen.”
- The Ancient Ankh, Symbol of Life, touregypt.net
- New Light on the Incorrect Reading of “Tutankhamen”, polatkaya.net