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Create an Obelisk

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By Dr. Mike Norris, Consulting Educator

Write your name in hieroglyphics

If you would like to include your name in hieroglyphs in the decoration of your "obelisk," you may want to look at Write Like an Egyptian. Once you write out your name in English, it prints out the hieroglyphs for you that stand for the sound of your name. You can then cut out this name and paste it on to the "obelisk."

Dr. Mike Norris is associate educator in charge of family programs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. December 2005

Dr. Mike Norris, a 14-year veteran of education at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, is currently head of the team that brings the museum to families, both inside and outside of its walls. He holds a doctorate in art history from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and frequently consults with his 9-year-old son about the museum's family programs.