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Egypt Vocab

obelisk a four sided pillar with a top shaped like a pyramid
hieroglyphic a picture or symbol used to create/represent a word, syllable or sound
papyrus tall reed-like plant growing by the bank of the Nile River; used by Egyptians to make various things
sphinx a stone structure with the of a human and the body of a lion; built by king Khafre
pyramid protected the body of the Pharaoh after death and allowed the "akh", or spirit, to enjoy life's pleasures for eternity
pharaoh (means "great house") title belonging to the ruler of ancient Egypt who has worshiped as a god
silt a mixture of tiny bits of soil and rock, over the land near a river , providing fertile farmland
Great Pyramid tomb of kind Khufu; largest building in the world until the 20th century; one of the seven wonders of the ancient world
Rosetta Stone 3 languages(2 Egyptian & 1 Greek) written on a stone found in a small town of Rosetta and used to unlock the language of the Egyptians
natron mineral salt found in soil from dry lake beds and used by Egyptians to dry out corpse during the mummification process
mummification 70-day process used by Egyptians to preserve the body for Eternity
canopic jars 4 sealed containers used to preserve vital organs of the deceased pharaoh for the After-Life
Book of the Dead book containing spells and enclosed with the mummified body allowing the "BA", or soul, to pass safely through the underworld
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