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Write “Israel” as Written by a Pharaoh: in Hieroglyphics!

The son of Rameses II, Pharaoh Merneptah, had the word “Israel” inscribed in hieroglyphics on a Stele, or monument. This 3,228 year old inscription is the oldest mention of the People of Israel ever found. It was discovered in Thebes. It says:

“Canaan is captive with all woe.
Ashkelon is conquered, Gezer seized,
Yanoam made nonexistent;
Israel is laid waste, bare of seed.”


Write the word “Israel” in hieroglyphics.


  • Blank paper

  • Pencil, pen, or markers


Step 1

Copy the hieroglyphics from the image.

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