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Ancient Egypt A-Z

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Felicity Mueca

on 11 November 2015

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Amulet
A charm, often in the form of hieroglyphs, gods or sacred animals; made of precious stones or faience. They were worn like jewelry during life, and were included within the mummy wrappings for the afterlife.
Cenotaph
From the greek word meaning; " empty tomb ". a tomb built for ceremonial purposes that was never intended of the deceased.
Duat
The land of the dead. It lies under the earth and is entered through the Horizon.
Electrum
A mixture of gold and silver
Barque
A boat in which the gods sailed.
Ancient Egypt A-Z
Geb
A god that is sometimes pictured with the head of a goose.
HAPI
The god of the nile. AS GOD OF THE nORTHERN NILE HE WEARS papyrus plants on his head
Ibu
This is the place where mummification was preformed
Joh
Joh is a word for the moon
Khet
This is a flame or a fire. Fire plays a part in the egyptian concept of the underworld.
Lotus
furrow
a long narrow trench made in the ground by a plow
a symbol of birth and dawn.
Mastaba

The Arabic word meaning, " Bench ". used to describe tombs of the early dynastic Period and old kingdom.
Necropolis
The greek word meaning, "City of the dead" normally describes large and important burial areas that were in use for long periods.
Pyramid
A giant tomb built for the pharaohs of Egypt. It was made from stone and had four sides that came to a point at the top in a pyramid shape.
Qa'a
High-roofed reception roomS in EgyptiAN hOUSES.
REkhmire
a famous tomb
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Oracle
Sacred shrine where a priest spoke for a god
Sakkara
A burial ground near Memphis
Tombs
an evacuation in the earth or a rock for the burial of a corpse; grave
UserKaf
first king of the fifth dynasty
Voussoir
wedge shaped stone used for building arches
Wosyet
goddess protector of the young
Xerxes
Persian king and pharaoh of egypt
Yam
A region in ancient Nubia who made an alliance with Egypt.
Zoser
The King whose pyramid is the first pyramid built in egypt.
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