An interactive, self contained translator between English and Ancient Egyptian!

This app explains what the ancient symbols mean, how they were pronounced and how they formed words and phrases. The App contains 2219 hieroglyphic signs and almost 49,000 words, phrases, titles, epithets, and locations used in Ancient Egypt. The dictionary also contains the Horus, Birth, and Throne names of all the known Pharaohs and Queens of Egypt. The expanded dictionary has more than twice the content of other smartphone translation apps.

Hieroglyphics Pro has several modes: Beginner, Student and Pro. Beginner mode uses a minimal set of 200 glyphs and an easy pronunciation guide. Student mode allows choice of over 700 glyphs, organized by shape, and standard transliteration. The Pro mode uses all 1,071 glyphs in Gardiner's classic categories with over 1200 additional New Kingdom and later signs. A unique feature of Hieroglyphics Pro is the ability to find glyphs by how often they are used in inscriptions. Adding the common signs to a phrase or word is a snap! Egyptian word are drawn graphically in groups, in the artistic style of the ancient inscriptions.

For Students and Professionals, the App now offers direct keyboard text entry of Gardiner codes (i.e., A1, D21, Aa2) or phonetic shortcuts as defined by the MdC (i.e., Htp, nTr, r, etc.). Very quick and convenient!

Hieroglyphics Pro is a modern iOS 14 App, Dark Mode and all. It contains help files and links to both on-line references and to printed books for advanced study.

Hieroglyphics Pro has been developed and evolved in consultation with professional Egyptologists.

What’s New

Version 1.35

Updates for iOS 15!
Fixed a Dark Mode glitch in the Glyph selection page

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

KiraNerys1987 ,

A fun thing to do while social distancing

I decided to get this app because I have always been fascinated by Ancient Egypt. It is easy to use and well-organized. It’s been a neat thing to use to pass the time. When it’s safe to travel again, this would be a great companion to bring with you to Egypt. Impress your travel companions!

dave0352 ,

Useful for any Egyptologist

I have a B.A. in Anthropology from Stony Brook University and Egyptology was a class I really liked. I would definitely recommend this translator. It makes translating glyphs easy and with available context. Combined with the Pharaohs and Queens apps from this developer I would have had straight A’s had these existed earlier!

CitabriaLady53 ,

Very Handy!

Works as described. Great for checking out the tomb paintings in my Egypt books. I’d love to take the app to the museum when it reopens!

App Privacy

The developer, Aviametrix, LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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