Instead of letters, the ancient Egyptians used a series of pictures and symbols called “hieroglyphs.” These pictures spelled out words, showed who or what was being written about, and described actions. When a royal mummy was buried, the walls of the tomb — and even the mummy's coffin — were covered with pictures! These hieroglyphs told all about the person who was buried, especially how successful he was and what a good life he had lived. These stories were one way that the Egyptians tried to win a place in the afterlife!
The names of pharaohs were circled with a special rounded rectangle called a “cartouche.” Work your way through the maze from START to END. Draw the hieroglyphs you find along the path into the empty cartouche. Use the key to find out which pharaoh is buried here!