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Egypt vocabulary

obelisk A four sided pillar with top shaped like a pyramid
hieroglyphic a picture or symbol used to represent a word, syllable or sound
papyrus a tall reed-like plant by the Nile river
sphinx a stone structure with a head of a human and the body of a lion
pyramid protected the body of the pharaoh after death
pharaoh title belonging to a ruler
silt a mixture of tiny bits of soil and rock
Great pyramid tomb of king Khufu
Rosetta stone 3 languages
natron mineral salt found in soil from a dry lake beds
mummification 70 day process
canopic jars 4 sealed containers used to preserve vital organs
book of the dead book containing spells
Anubis afterlife god that weighed the heart
Osiris afterlife god in charge of the underworld
Horus afterlife god in charge of leading "BA"
sarcarphcous outer container made in the image of a pharaoh
archaeologists an expert in the scientific study of the way man lived in the past
irrigate to supply land with water
reign the period of rule of a monarch or other ruler
dynasty a line of rulers who belonged to the same family
custom an accepted social habit or pattern of behavior of a group
Ramses II a Pharaoh of the 19th dynasty of ancient Egypt
Hatsheput 5th Pharaoh of the 18th dynasty of ancient Egypt
Tutankhamen name means "Living image of Amun"a Pharaoh of the 18th dynasty of ancient Egypt
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