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Egypt Vocab

TermDefinition
Obelisk A 4 sided pillar with a top shaped like a pyramid
Hieroglyphic A picture or symbol used to represent a word, syllable, or sound
Papyrus A tall reed-like plant growing on the banks of the Nile River; Egyptians used to make various things
Sphinx A stone structure with the head of a human and the body of a lion
Pyramid protected the body of the pharaoh after death
Pharaoh (means great house) title belonging to the ruler god
Silt a mixture of tiny bits of soil and rock
Great Pyramid tomb of king Khufu largest building in the world until 20th century
Rosetta Stone 3 languages written in stone
Natron mineral salt found in soil from dry lake beds
Mummification 70-day process used by egyptians to preserve the body for eternity
Canopic Jars 4 sealed containers used to preserve vital organs
Book of the dead book by containing spells and was enclosed with mummified body
Anubis a afterlife god that weighed the heart of the dead
Osiris afterlife god in charge of the underworld
Horus afterlife god in charge of leading the B.A or soul safety to judgement
Sarcarphcous outer container made by the image of the pharaoh
archaeologist an expert in the scientific study of the way a man lived in the past
irrigate to supply land with water
reign the period of a rule
dynasty a line of rulers who belong to the same family
costum an accepted social habit or pattern of behavior of a group
Ramses II a pharaoh of the 19th century
hathepsut fifth pharaoh of the 18th century
tutankhamen name means living image of Amun
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