Sunday, 6 April 2008

Two Things Numbers/Letters




Here is my gold pendant saying 'Bev' in hieroglyphics, bought by my sister from her honeymoon in Egypt. I have always thought this quite funny because I bet there weren't that many Egyptian ladies called Bev nor much of a call for pendants with Bev on in the ancient city of Luxor in the time of hieroglyphics. When I wear it people do ask what it says because no-one understands hieroglyphics round here, so it is as good as wearing three numbers round your neck really. But letter and numbers are all abstract symbols which people have attached arbitary meanings to, like these hieroglyphics.



7 comments:

Frances said...

Nice one, Bev, and got it in just under the line!
I wonder what Bev means in Ancient Egyptian - I might ask my daughter to read it - she used to love hieroglyphics when she was little.
I should admit that she has all sorts of little things like this, one bought by my Mum with her name on in hieroglyphics, a picture of her name in Chinese (!) and of course a pretty one in Arabic that my Dad had made in Saudi Arabia - I know that is her name but whether the other two are - who knows.

Rima said...

I went to a site that will translate hieroglyphics for you and typed in beverley, this is what i got
http://www.quizland.com/hiero.mv

Frances said...

yep - it means Leg Vulture Viper and I've won an Audi -
But your thing looks as if it has two letters.

Bev said...

They may have just been making it up as they went along - it was a touristy thing.

This could have worked for Native/Exotic - an Egyptian Beverley lol

Bev said...

Thanks Rima. No this really is my name in hieroglyphics as I have just checked it!

Frances said...

did you click on the images to see what they meant? It is great that site.

D.C. Confidential said...

Bev: I missed that first picture of the necklace alone! I love both of these and the diversity they bring to this challenge. Well done!