Secrets of the Pharaohs

From my travels through Egypt,  hieroglyphics carved in stone millennia ago are still visible today,  but what do they mean?    As I understand it,  the oblong shapes are known as cartouches and the symbols within them are references to a specific Pharaoh.  These carvings are on Elephantine Island in the River Nile and I chose to go with a black and white processing utilizing Silver Efex Pro,  pushing the black values and incorporating a simple black border effect.

Ancient message in stone, Elephantine Island, River Nile, Egypt.

Part of the Egypt-Jordan image gallery. ~KD.