Hieroglyphs

{{I=Hieroglyphs.JPG=400=right=Close up view of the Countdown Timer hieroglyphs, as seen by Desmond. {{crossref}}}}

'''Hieroglyphs''' are writing systems that use iconic Symbolism to communicate messages.  Multiple ancient cultures used hieroglyphs, but the most famous variety are WikipediaEgyptian hieroglyphs.  There have been numerous encounters with hieroglyphs throughout Lost. Damon Lindelof indicated in Access Granted that the symbols are used because "there are many interpretations of hieroglyphics ''sic'', that's what we were going for." Some of the hieroglyphs, like those on the countdown timer in the Swan station, were created by the DHARMA Initiative. {{crossref}} Others, like those on The Temple, appear to be much older.

Each hieroglyph is given an alphanumeric code so it can be written using the letters and numbers of western society.  Each code is referred to as the symbol's WikipediaList of hieroglyphs/german-Gardiner-list-translated.  For example, the first symbol in the countdown timer, folded cloth, has the code "S29".

==Occurrences==
{{I=Hieroglyphs 01.jpg=200=right=Hidden hieroglyphs during the Countdown timer 1}}
===Countdown timer===
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The first hieroglyph sequence to have been shown on ''Lost'' was displayed by the countdown timer in the Swan.  The same hieroglyph sequence can be found on the Ajira Airways ImageAjira boarding.jpg, and in Rachel Blake's blog.  Damon Lindelof stated that the Dharma Initiative included the hieroglyphs as an homage to the historical occupants of the island. {{crossref}}

These hieroglyphs, known as "folded cloth", "curl", "fire drill", "vulture" and "stick", correspond to symbols S29, Z7, U29, G1, Z6 from WikipediaList of hieroglyphs/german-Gardiner-list-translated's Sign List. Raymond O. Faulkner's ''A Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian'', translates a virtually identical sequence (below), substituting only U29 for U28, as "die".  
{{I=Hieroglyphs 02.jpg=200=right=Hidden hieroglyphs during the Countdown timer 2}}
S29-Z7-U28-G1-Z6 

At Comic Con 2006, producer Damon Lindelof translated the countdown timer sequence to mean "underworld", which is now considered the official translation, though Carlton Cuse noted that they are "subject to interpretation". {{crossref'Lost' Podcast/July 31, 2006}}
Various hieroglyphs on the Countdown timer, as shown in the three images to the right, were shown only during the Countdown timer.  The following hieroglyphs can be seen
{
Aa1
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A2
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O1
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T30
|} {{I=Hieroglyphs 03.jpg=200=right=Hidden hieroglyphs during the Countdown timer 3}} ===Rachel Blake=== {{I=Iceland 02 1.jpg=200=left=From Rachel Blake's Blog. {{crossref}}}} {{Main}} In ''The Lost Experience'', the same hieroglyphs as shown on the countdown timer were found in one of Rachel Blake's blogs. In her blog she corroborates that the definition is "die". {{crossref}} Rachel also muses about whether or not the symbols are connected to the Valenzetti Equation. During Rachel's secretly videotaped interview with Armand Zander, Armand mentions that the Valenzetti Equation includes symbols that "looked like... egyptian hieroglyphics. There are 5, maybe six of them in there, and, it's a vulture, a staff...". {{crossref}} Rachel Blake wondered, in her blog, if the hieroglyphs should be examined one by one, instead of trying to read them together. She also wondered if they could mean something else if they were rearranged. {{crossref'Lost' Podcast/July 31, 2006}} {{brclear}} ===Ben's secret door=== {{Main's secret door}} {{I=Lost wall l.jpg=200=right=Ben's secret door.}} A Ben's secret door in Ben Linus's house in the Barracks was marked with hieroglyphs. In the Season 4 DVD extra "Mysterious Egyptian Influences"http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YRW0gFh5fI, it is conjectured that the hieroglyphs translate as "grief". {{I=SecretDoorGlyphs4.jpg=200=left=Image from Season 4 DVD.}} The first line corresponds to the symbols A26 S29 M17 and N35 (Man With Out-stretched Arm, Folded Cloth, Blooming Reed, Water). The second line corresponds to symbols A24 W24 and Aa27 (Man With Weapon, Pot, Unknown). Unlike most other hieroglyphs on the island, these appear to read right to left. N35M17*S29-A26 N35M17*S29-A26 translates as "summon". Aa27-W24D36 Aa27-W24D36 (Unknown, Pot, Arm) translates as "protection", and determinately symbol A24 (Man With Weapon) may function, in this case, the same way as symbol D36 (Arm). Roughly translated, then, they appear to read "to summon protection...". http//au.tv.yahoo.com/lost/secret-clue/article/-/article/5310059/secret-clue-9/ Unlike the image from the Season 4 DVD extra, the actual door appears to have the aforementioned hieroglyphs plus V18 (amulet), which translates as "protection", reinforcing the interpretation of the second line. {{brclear}} ===Frozen wheel chamber=== {{Main}} {{I=ScripturesFDK.jpg=right=200=Hieroglyphs near the frozen wheel.}} The frozen wheel used to move the Island is within a rock chamber with a rock column in the middle that is inscribed with hieroglyphs. Some of these hieroglyphs are very similar to the hieroglyphs on The Temple. Just below the lamp, can be seen a set of hieroglyphs that correspond directly with one set on The Temple N35T34*G17-M17-O5D54 {{I=FrozenWheelHiero2.jpg=200=left=Another view of the column.}} These translate as "travel". Near the bottom of the column is another set of hieroglyphs that is not entirely visible from any one angle, but a composite of images shows that it is O4-G1-G43-Y1Z2 This series can also be found on The Temple, and translates as "time" or "vicinity". There are other hieroglyphs on the column, however, it is not clear what they represent. Producer Damon Lindelof, in a podcast, said that the hieroglyphs on the column indicated "resurrection". {{crossref'Lost' Podcast/February 5, 2009}} {{brclear}} ===Ajira Airways=== {{Main}} {{I=Ajira_boarding.jpg=200=right=Ajira Airways Boarding Pass.}} S29-Z7-U29-G1-Z6 The boarding pass featured on ajirairways.com http//www.ajiraairways.com/ has hieroglyphs in semi-transparency in the corners and along the top and bottom of the sample pass. Visible are the same five hieroglyphs from the countdown timer S29, Z7, U29, G1, and Z6, which producer Damon Lindelof translated to mean "underworld". {{brclear}} ===The Temple wall=== {{Main}} {{I=TempleHieroDef.jpg=200=left=The Temple wall's hieroglyphs.}} Hieroglyphs can be seen on the temple wall where Jin finds Montand's rotting arm. {{crossref}} Specifically, the hieroglyphs surround the declivity in the wall. Two of the sets of hieroglyphs on the Temple {{I=TempleHieroCodes.jpg=200=right=The Temple wall's hieroglyphs' codes.}}wall can also be seen on the column of the frozen wheel chamber. Since Damon Lindelof indicated in the February 5, 2009 podcast that the hieroglyphs in the frozen wheel chamber mean "resurrection", we can assume that at least part of the message on the Temple wall means the same thing. {
P6-D36-G43-N5
D21V31-N5
O4-G1-G43-Y1Z2
N35T34*G17-M17
D2D21
V13O34ImageU40a.png
} {{brclear}} ===Daniel's map=== {{Main's map}} {{I=DanMap.jpg=200=right=Daniel Faraday's map to the Tempest.}} While searching the filing cabinets in Ben's office at the Hydra, Caesar found a photocopied page from Daniel's journal, along with Daniel's map to the Tempest. {{crossref}} However, unlike the first time it was shown, {{crossref}} hieroglyphs had been added in the bottom left corner. Two different sets were visible. Aa1D46-P1 The first, Aa1D46-P1 (placenta?hand-boat on water), means "Northward travel" or "travel downstream". D21V31-N5 The second, D21V31-N5 (mouthbasket-sun), is most likely "Time of kings/ancients", and was also seen on the Temple. {{brclear}} ===Statue of Taweret=== {{Main}} {{I=5x16-fourtoedstatue.png=200=right=Giant statue holding ankh.}} In an unknown ancient time period, Sawyer, Jin, Juliet, and Miles saw a statue of Taweret, the precursor to the four-toed statue that had been seen before, but only from quite a distance. {{crossref}} The Statue was also shown in 1867. {{crossref}} {{crossref}} Taweret was holding an http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ankh ankh, which represents eternal life, in each hand. {{crossref}} Egyptian Gods are often depicted as carrying the ankh by its loop, or holding one in each hand, crossing their chest. http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptian_gods The Gods were often depicted conferring that life to mummies, thereby giving the deceased eternal life.http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_lifeGeronimo Jackson single Dharma Lady. {{I=Ankh.jpg=200=left=Paul's ankh necklace, held by Horace.}} ===Paul's necklace=== Paul (DHARMA Initiative), a member of the DHARMA Initiative who died in the episode LaFleur, wore a necklace with an http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ankh ankh hieroglyph pendant. The ankh was often carried as an http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amulet amulet by ancient Egyptians. In modern times, the ankh has been used as a symbol since the 1960s, often in association with cultural movements. http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ankh Paul's wife, Amy, took his ankh from him after his death. She is seen breathing into the pendant which is considered to be an offering of "The Breath of Life". The breath you will need in the afterlife. Later, Amy's subsequent husband, Horace, found the memento among Amy's things and became upset. {{crossref}} This symbol, which means “life”, was often used to show http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharaoh Pharoahs as having been conferred with life after death. As such, the symbol is often associated with immortality. http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_life===Cerberus chamber=== {{I=CerberusChamberHieroglyphsRelief2.jpg=200=left=The mural from the Cerberus chamber http//skulboy6.blogspot.com/2009/04/temple-of-smoke-monster.html}} For an "in-progress" transcription of the hieroglyphs seen in the Cerberus chamber, see The Temple hieroglyphs. Within the declivity in the Temple wall, underground, Ben found a chamber with many hieroglyphs and other symbols of Egyptian religion (including an engraving of the Monster facing the Ancient Egyptian god Anubis). The majority of these hieroglyphs were written in a WikipediaCursive hieroglyphs, and so deviate from their formal counterparts to varying degrees. Cursive hieroglyphs were most often used from religious writings in Ancient Egypt. {{crossref}} ===DHARMA Classroom=== A lesson on Ancient Egypt and hieroglyphs was taught in the Barracks. {{crossref}} Below is a summary of the contents of the blackboard, which includes both hieroglyphs and descriptions of the Egyptian language. The first line of hieroglyphs is a phrase that means "Egyptian (language)". The second line translates as "Writing of the words of God". The third line means "Egypt". {{brclear}} {!width="33%"!width="33%"!width="33%"D21Z1-N35-I6-G17-X1O49 BC to 2000BC Tripling ideograms, phonograms, and determinatives |? "Writing of the words of God" Y4-N35-R8-S43-Z3 BC to 1300 BC classic stage of language ? form ??? BC ? N16N16 BC to 700 BC From synthetic to ? language |? } {{I=5x15 In the temple.png=200=left=Hieroglyphs on a pillar in The Tunnels.}} ===The Tunnels=== Within The Tunnels, a series of underground tunnels controlled by The Others, there are numerous pillars identical to those found in the Cerberus chamber. The sequences of hieroglyphs on those pillars are identical, and so can be found on the page where the hierglyphs are currently being transcribed The Temple hieroglyphs ===Jacob's tapestry=== {{I=5x16 Jacob's tapestry other views.jpg=200=right=2 views of Jacob's tapestry that show some of the hieroglyphs.}} Along with Greek writing, numerous hieroglyphs can be seen on Jacob's tapestry. {{crossref}} For example, near the right tip of the wings extending from the Eye of Horus can be seen the sequence D36-V30Z2 (see below), which would translate as "appoint lords" or "lords give/grant". http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_10_r.htm http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_9_n.htm D36V30Z2 The three WikipediaEgyptian calendar appear to be written near the bottom of the tapestry (series shown below). The center and right hieroglyphs mean "winter" http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_6_p.htm and "summer" http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_18_S.htm respectively. The left hieroglyphs are likely a variant of the third egyptian season "inundation", which is usually written M8Aa1*X1, but is here written Aa1-M8X1. http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_1_A.htm {=20% |Aa1-M8X1 =20% =20% |O1D21-X1N5 =20% =20% |N37-N35N35N35-N5 } {{brclear}} ===Inside The Temple=== {{I=HieroglyphsAboveTemplePool.jpg=200=right=Hieroglyphs can be seen above The Temple pool.}} Most of the hieroglyphs in The Temple are not yet translated, but above the pool can be seen a series of hieroglyphs that are a conjunction of words (in a sense). The series, seen below, likely translates as "The Primaeval Waters of Nun". http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_9_n.htm WikipediaNu (Mythology), as a deity, represents the water from which all creation formed. W24*W24*W24N1-N35N35N35-A40 ===Inside The Lighthouse=== The upper wall of the lantern room in the lighthouse contains several hieroglyphs that can also be found in The Temple. {{crossref}} The sequence is M17-A26-Aa1G31-N8-D2*D1X1-O6-X1O1-D36N37-G17-Z7Z2-P10-F35-N35N1 {{I=6x05.Lighthouse.Writing.png=200=right=The Lighthouse hieroglyphs.}} ==Translations== Translating hieroglyphs is difficult and inaccurate. First, hieroglyphs may be written left-to-right or right-to-left, although key symbols, such as humans and animals, were supposed to be drawn to face towards the beginning of the sentence. It can also be challenging to identify where one word stops and another begins. Correctly identifying each symbol can be a challenge, as some hieroglyphs are drawn less clearly than others, and some hieroglyphs look very similar. In religious writings, cursive forms of hieroglyphs, which can vary from their originals significantly, were also used. To further complicate translation, each symbol can mean something on its own (ideogram), represent a sound (phonetic), or give you a clue about the word written before it (determinative). For example, S29 (folded cloth) represents the idea of 'health' (ideogram). However, S29 also represents the sound 's' (phonetic). Since most of the words written in hieroglyphs are missing many or all of their vowels, it can be hard to know what a word spelled phonetically means. It would be like trying to figure out what the word "crs" means if our writing didn't include vowels. It could mean "Cures", "Curse", or "Cares", for example. In hieroglyphic writing, then, a symbol will be placed at the end of a phonetically spelled word in order to give the reader a clue as to which possible meaning is intended (determinative). For example, if you wrote the word "crs" and put a heart at the end, you might assume the word meant "cares", whereas if a symbol of evil (like the hieroglyph Z6-Enemy) was placed at the end of the word "crs", you might assume the intended word was "curse". ===Series of hieroglyphs=== The following table summarizes the sets of hieroglyphs seen so far, relevant information associated with them, and citable translations. {=0 cellspacing=1 cellpadding=3 style="background ;" ="background ;" '''Hieroglyphs''' '''Gardiner Code''' '''Transliterated''' '''Meanings''' '''Seen''' ''* links to uncropped image'' ="background ;" ImageDaniel'sMapHiero.jpg "Travel north" or "travel downstream" or "flow (of water)" or "North" http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_13_x.htm Daniel's map http//lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/ImageDaniel'sMap.jpg *, Mysterious Egyptian Influences, Season 4 DVD http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YRW0gFh5fI * ="background ;" ImageFDWGlyphs6.jpg *G17-M17-O5D54 "Travel" or "traverse" http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_9_m.htm Frozen wheel chamber http//lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/ImageScripturesFDK.jpg *, The Temple http//lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/ImageTempleHiero.jpg *, Mysterious Egyptian Influences, Season 4 DVD http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YRW0gFh5fI * ="background ;" ImageFDWGlyphs146.jpg "Reprehensible/Reproachable" http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_23_T.htm or "Rise up!" http//books.google.com/books?id=Tgy5NgESUu8C&pg=PA1&lpg=PA1&dq=book+of+the+dead+cursive+hieroglyphs&source=bl&ots=ua7AMCOnRo&sig=hGQMa2kKmQsm8Nig7sQmEqPbm-Q&hl=en&ei=CGEDSuCGOJf0tAPyw9XxAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=9,M1 The Temple http//lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/ImageTempleHiero.jpg *, Mysterious Egyptian Influences, Season 4 DVD http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YRW0gFh5fI * ="background ;" ImageFDWGlyphs1.jpg "The way to sky/heaven" http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_12_H.htm The Temple http//lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/ImageTempleHiero.jpg *, Mysterious Egyptian Influences, Season 4 DVD http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YRW0gFh5fI * ="background ;" ImageTempleHiero2.jpg "Master" http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_12_H.htm The Temple http//lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/ImageTempleHiero.jpg * ="background ;" ImageFDWGlyphs.jpg "Surroundings" or "time" or "lifetime" http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_11_h.htm Frozen wheel chamber http//lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/ImageScripturesFDK.jpg *, The Temple http//lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/ImageTempleHiero.jpg *, Mysterious Egyptian Influences, Season 4 DVD http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YRW0gFh5fI * ="background ;" ImageFDWGlyphs4.jpg "Travel" http//hieroglyphs.net/ , Season 4 DVD http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YRW0gFh5fI * ="background ;" ImageTemple_Hieroglyphs_-_Existence.jpg "Lifetime" or "period" or "space of time" http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_3_a.htm The Temple http//lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/ImageTempleHiero.jpg * ="background ;" ImageTempleHiero1.jpg "Time (of kings/of ancients)" http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_10_r.htm The Temple http//lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/ImageTempleHiero.jpg *, Daniel's map http//lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/ImageDaniel'sMap.jpg * ="background ;" ImageIceland 02 1.jpg "Underworld" http//lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/Official_%27Lost%27_Podcast/July_31%2C_2006 or "die" http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_16_s.htm The Swan http//lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/ImageHieroglyphs.JPG *, Rachel Blake's Blog http//lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/ImageIceland_02_1.jpg *, Ajira Airways Boarding Pass http//lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/ImageAjira_boarding.jpg * ="background ;" ImageSecretDoorGlyphs1.jpg (read backwards) "Summon" http//hieroglyphs.net/ or "Invoke" http//books.google.com/books?id=-O68SHvcLlUC&pg=PA65&lpg=PA65&dq=conjuring+in+hieroglyphic&source=web&ots=q-Epj_mTxJ&sig=KWNIUUpUpembslcOs6oYE9ncwOk&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=6&ct=result Ben's secret door http//lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/ImageSecretDoorGlyphs4.jpg * ="background ;" ImageSecretDoorGlyphs2.jpg (read backwards) "Protection" http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_9_n.htm Ben's secret door http//lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/ImageSecretDoorGlyphs4.jpg * ="background ;" ImageFrozenWheelGlyph1.jpg "Great God" Frozen Wheel Chamber http//lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/ImageScripturesFDK.jpg * ="background ;" ImageFrozenWheelGlyph2.jpg ?Z4b?O34? ? "Reprehensible/Reproachable"? Frozen Wheel Chamber http//lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/ImageFrozenWheelHiero2.jpg * ="background ;" ImageFrozenWheelGlyph3.jpg ?D55? ? "Travel"? "Traverse"? Frozen Wheel Chamber http//lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/ImageFrozenWheelHiero2.jpg * ="background ;" ImageFrozenWheelGlyph4.jpg ?N105?Aa12?Z6 ? "1 Enemy"? Frozen Wheel Chamber http//lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/ImageFrozenWheelHiero3.jpg * ="background ;" ImageChalkboardHieroglyphs1.jpg "Language of Egypt" http//www.egpz.com/resources/egpz_wordlist.htm //lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/ImageHieroglyphChalkBoard5x13.jpg * ="background ;" ImageChalkboardHieroglyphs2.jpg //www.nilemuse.com/hieroglyphs/wikihiero/vocabulary.shtml //lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/ImageHieroglyphChalkBoard5x13.jpg * ="background ;" ImageChalkboardHieroglyphs3.jpg /tAwj "the Two Lands, Egypt" or "both Lands" http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_22_t.htm //lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/ImageHieroglyphChalkBoard5x13.jpg * } {{brclear}} ===Individual hieroglyphs=== The following table summarizes the phonetics and meanings associated with the hieroglyphs seen so far, as well as some related hieroglyphs. Note that many of the symbols seen under The Temple Wall were alchemic, not hieroglyphic. {=0 cellspacing=1 cellpadding=3 style="background ;" ="background ;" '''Hieroglyphs''' '''Symbol''' '''Gardiner Code''' '''Phonetics''' '''Stand-alone Meanings''' ="background ;"
A2
''none'' "Eat" or "drink" or "speak" or "think" or "feel" or "tell" or "refrain from speech" or "advise/counsel" or "love" http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hieroglyphs/A ="background ;"
A13
''none'' "Enemy" or "rebel" or "foreigner" http//www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/A-man-and-occupations.html ="background ;"
A14
''none'' "To die" or "dead enemy" http//www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/A-man-and-occupations.html ="background ;"
A24
''none'' "Hit" or "beat" or "strength" or "strong" or "force" or "teach" or "instruct" http//www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/hieroglyphs/A-man-and-occupations2.html ="background ;"
A26
''none'' "Servant" or "to call" http//www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/hieroglyphs/A-man-and-occupations2.html ="background ;"
D2
"Face" or "on" or "around" or "over" or "for" http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hieroglyphs/D ="background ;"
D21
“Mouth” or "spell" http//www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/D-body-parts.html or "against" http//hieroglyphs.net/ or "to" or "at" or "concerning" or "more than" or "from" or "so that" or "until" or "according to" or can indicate that something is a future event http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_10_r.htm ="background ;"
D36
“Arm” http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hieroglyphs/D ="background ;"
D46
"Hand” or "give" or "place (verb)" or "put" or "implant (obstacle)" or "strike (blow)" or "cause" http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_24_d.htm ="background ;"
D54
''none'' "Walk" or "stop" or "enterprise" or "come near" or "not move" http//www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/D-body-parts2.html ="background ;"
D55
"Back" or "to return" http//www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/D-body-parts2.html ="background ;"
G1
"Vulture" or “eagle" or "bird" or "but" http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_1_A.htm ="background ;"
G17
"With" or "by means of" or "from" or "out of" or "as" or "namely" or "when" or "as though" or "together with" or "in the position of" or "do not" or "owl" or "in" http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_8_m.htm ="background ;"
G43
"Property" or "not" http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_4_w.htm ="background ;"
I6
"Shield" http//projetrosette.info/scripts/catalog_detailV22.php?Hiero=I6 ="background ;"
M8
“Season" http//www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/M-plants.html ="background ;"
M17
"Sedge" or "reed" http//www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/M-plants.html or "I/me/my" http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_2_i.htm ="background ;"
N5
“Sun” or "rise” or “day” or “hour” or “time” http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hieroglyphs/german-Gardiner-list-translated ="background ;"
N16
"Earth" or "ground" http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_22_t.htm or "country" or "eternity" http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hieroglyphs/german-Gardiner-list-translated ="background ;"
N31
''none'' “Ascend” or “travel” or “army” or “here” http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hieroglyphs/german-Gardiner-list-translated ="background ;"
N35
"To (someone)" or "for (someone)" or "in (sun, dew, time)" or "because" or "belongs to" or "of, belonging to" or "we/us/our" http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_9_n.htm ="background ;"
ImageN105.png
''?'' ''?'' http//vincent.euverte.free.fr/Rosette/Rosette_410.php?Hiero=N105&Lang=E&Style=_light ="background ;"
O1
“House” or "sanctuary" or "building" or "place" or "location" or "horizon" http//www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/O-buildings.html ="background ;"
O4
“House” http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hieroglyphs/german-Gardiner-list-translated ="background ;"
O5
"Street" http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hieroglyphs/german-Gardiner-list-translated ="background ;"
O34
"She/Her/It/Its" http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_16_s.htm or “Demolish” http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hieroglyphs/german-Gardiner-list-translated ="background ;"
O49
''none'' "City" or "village" or "Thebes" or "inhabited region" or "Egypt" http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hieroglyphs/german-Gardiner-list-translated ="background ;"
P1
''none'' “Ship” or "sail" or “boat” or “go downstream” http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hieroglyphs/P ="background ;"
P6
“Stand” or "portion" or "stela" or "tree trunk" or "unfavourable (of calendar dates)" http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_3_a.htm or "building" or "temple" or "enclosure" or "foundation" http//www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/P-ships.html ="background ;"
R8
"God" or "divine, sacred" http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_9_n.htm ="background ;"
S29
"Health" or "she/her/hers" http//hieroglyphs.net/ or "it" or "who?" or "what? http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_16_s.htm ="background ;"
S34
"Life" or "sandal strap" http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hieroglyphs/german-Gardiner-list-translated or "swear" http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_3_a.htm ="background ;"
S43
(w) "Staff" or "rod" http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_8_m.htm ="background ;"
T30
''none'' "Knife" or "to cut" or "to" or "cut off" pr "to sharpen" or "sharp" http//www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/T-warfare2.html ="background ;"
T34
"Knife" http//www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/T-warfare2.html ="background ;"
U28
“Safely” or “healthy” http//www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/U-agri2.html ="background ;"
U29
“Safely” or "healthy" http//www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/U-agri2.html ="background ;"
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"Hold up" or "carry" or "wear" or "pick up" http//books.google.com/books?id=gMxfheT1XQIC ="background ;"
V13
“You/Your” or "rope with 2 holes" http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_23_T.htm ="background ;"
V18
“Protection” http//www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/V-rope.html ="background ;"
V31
"You/Your" or "basket" http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_20_k.htm or “you said to the man” http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hieroglyphs/german-Gardiner-list-translated ="background ;"
W24
, jn WikipediaNekhbet http//www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/W-vessels.html ="background ;"
X1
"You/Your" http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_22_t.htm or "bread" or abbreviation for "father" http//www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/X-bread.html ="background ;"
Y1
''none'' “Book” or "write" or “abstract idea” or "to be large" or "to be new" http//www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/Y-writing.html ="background ;"
Y4
's supplies "Scribes supplies" or "write" or "writing" http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hieroglyphs/Y ="background ;"
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//www.egpz.com/resources/pdf/EGPZ-BMP-0.1.pdf Z1a ''none'' "Singular" or "space". Can be used as a substitue for a person, to indicate that the prior word is meant as an ideogram, or to make some words feminine. http//www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/Z-strokes.html ="background ;"
Z2
''none'' “Plural” or “multiple” or can also be used to replace a word that is too dangerous to write http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hieroglyphs/Z ="background ;"
Z3
''none'' “Plural” or “multiple” or can also be used to replace a word that is too dangerous to write http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hieroglyphs/Z ="background ;"
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//www.egpz.com/resources/pdf/EGPZ-BMP-0.1.pdf Z4b “Plural” or “duality” or can also be used to replace a word that is too dangerous to write http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hieroglyphs/Z ="background ;"
Z6
''none'' WikipediaHieratic form of http//www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/A-man-and-occupations.html A13 or http//www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/A-man-and-occupations.html A14 http//www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/Z-strokes.html ="background ;"
Z7
WikipediaHieratic form of http//www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/G-birds2.html G43 http//www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/Z-strokes.html ="background ;"
Aa1
? “Youth” or "are young" http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_13_x.htm ="background ;"
Aa12
“Platform" http//www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/Aa-Unclassified.html ="background ;"
Aa27
"Save" or "protect" http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_9_n.htm } {{brclear}} == Non-canon appearances == {{I=LostUntangledHieroglyphs.jpg=200=left=Hieroglyphs are visible on the column to the right.}} {{I=MOTU advert.jpg=200=right=Hieroglyphs in a ''Mysteries of the Universe'' advertisement.}} * In the Lost Untangled for {{Ep}}, hieroglyphs are visible on the pillars within the Tunnels. While the hieroglyphs are real hieroglyphs, they do not match the actual hieroglyphs as shown in the episode. * Lost University offers a course on hieroglyphs called ''Ancient writings on the wall''. * An advertisement for ''Mysteries of the Universe'', a short series of videos about the DHARMA Initiative, includes an image of a film reel, along the edge of which can be seen a row of hieroglyphs. The series, seen below, represents the phrase "nm sSmw", which loosely translates as "Who is the leader?" {{I=LostSeason6Poster.jpg=200=right=The season 6 promotional poster containing hieroglyphs.}} N35T34*G17-D39http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_9_n.htm S29-T32-G17-Z7D54http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_17_s.htm {{I=LostUniversityHieroglyphs.jpg=200=left=The hieroglyphs from the Lost University website.}} *In a season six promotional poster, hieroglyphs can be seen drawn within the phrase "THE FINAL SEASON". This series of hieroglyphs is the same as seen in the ''Mysteries of the Universe'' advertisement, and so translates as "Who is the leader?" {{I=PROF_WELLS.jpg=200=left=Professor Erik Wells' image, with hieroglyphs in the background.}} {{I=HBlu-ray.JPG‎=200=right=Hieroglyphs on U.S release of Season 5 Blu-ray set.}} *When the student enrollment countdown timer at the Lost University website reached zero, a series of hieroglyphs were shown. The left portion of the glyphs, shown on the black background, translates as "ordain, order, predestine, assign, settle, or decide". http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_18_S.htm The right portion of the glyphs, shown on the red background, likely translates as "he who is summoned, or reckoner". http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_9_n.htm Together, then, the series could be translated "The summoned one ordains it." *The Lost University image of Professor Erik Wells, who is one of the professors for the Lost University/History 101 Ancient writing on the wall, is standing in front of a whiteboard with hieroglyphs written on it. These hieroglyphs are G17-Q3*X1N1, as seen below. G17 can translate as "with, by means of, from, out of, as, namely, when, as, though, or together with". http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_8_m.htm Q3*X1N1 translates as "sky or heaven". http//www.egpz.com/resources/wordlist/egpz_word_list_6_p.htm Together, then, the series would translate as "from the sky", or "out of heaven." G17-Q3*X1N1 *The same series of hieroglyphs as had been seen on the countdown timer on the Lost University website are shown (obscured) on the Season 5 Blu-ray cover. {{brclear}} ==Trivia== {{I=Poster10.gif=200=right=Poster containing the countdown timer hieroglyphs.}} *http//www.karacooney.com/ Dr. Kara Cooney, Assistant Professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture at WikipediaUniversity of California, Los Angeles, is '''LOST''''s hieroglyphic consultant. She is also one of the professors for the Lost University Lost University/History 101 Ancient writing on the wall//lostuniversity.org/catalog_details.php?class=his101§ion=professors *Duncan Crawford (a.k.a. Skulboy ''sic''), is an artist who sculpted many of the hieroglyphic pieces shown on '''LOST''', including the pillar in the Frozen wheel and the mural in the The Temple Wall. On each of these sculptures, he carved a hieroglyph-like skull as a signature. http//www.skulboy.com/ *In the DamonCarltonAndAPolarBear.com ARG, the 11th poster revealed contained the hieroglyphs from the countdown timer. {{brclear}} == Unanswered questions == {{NavMinor-Unanswered}} * Where did the original hieroglyphs come from? * Why did DHARMA employ hieroglyphs? ==See also== *Glyphs ==External links== * http//www.egpz.com/resources/egpz_wordlist.htm EGPZ Word List Project (25,000 Ancient Egyptian Words) * http//www.egpz.com/resources/pdf/EGPZ-BMP-0.1.pdf EGPZ's list of hieroglyphs and codes * http//www.ccer.nl/apps/hiero/hiero.html CCER's extensive list of hieroglyphs and codes * WikipediaEgyptian hieroglyphs* http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hieroglyphs/german-Gardiner-list-translated Wikipedia Article With Gardiner List and Meanings * http//www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/hieroglyphs.html Ancient Egypt Online's heiroglyph portal * http//books.google.com/books?id=gMxfheT1XQIC ''Middle Egyptian An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs'' By James P. Allen * http//books.google.com/books?id=-O68SHvcLlUC&printsec=frontcover Google Books Decoding Egyptian Hieroglyphs {{Nav-Mythology}} {{Nav-SymbolCode}} {{Nav-Monster}} {{featured article}} deHieroglyphen esJeroglíficos frHiéroglyphes itGeroglifici plHieroglify ptHieróglifos ruИероглифы zhHieroglyphs CategorySymbols CategoryUnsolved