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Ancient Egypt
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A word list of all of the bolded words on my website.
 
*Thanks to Google (www.google.ca) for helping with the words I wasn't able to find proper definitions for*

Afterlife: an existence after life, or to have life after death.

 

Book of the Dead: a book of spells which were buried with mummies to guide them through the dangerous obstacles of the underworld.

 

Canopic Jar: jar used to hold and preserve and internal organ.

 

Egyptologist: someone who studies ancient Egyptian antiques.  

 

Embalmed: treating a dead body with preservatives to keep it looking lifelike.

 

Floodplain: a level of land that is built up by stream deposition.

 

Kingdom: a country or domain that is ruled by a king.

 

Linen: a woven fabric made of flax (plant) fibres. 

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Sarcophagus

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Papyrus paper

Natron: natural salt used in the mummification process that dries out dead bodies and their internal organs.

 

New Kingdom: term to describe the period in Egypt from 1550 B.C. -1070 B.C.

 

Papyrus: paper made of papyrus reeds (very delicate) that Egyptians used to write on.

 

Pectoral: a decoration or ornament worn on the chest.

 

Pharaoh: term we use today to describe the ruler of ancient Egypt. It is a Greek word that is from an Egyptian word that meant great house.

 

Pyramid: a cone-shaped building that Egyptians built for their king.

 

Red Crown: crown worn by the pharaoh of Lower Egypt that has a coil in the front.

 

Resin: a sticky, thick fluid that is produced by trees and plants.

 

Sarcophagus: large box made of stone or wood that coffins are placed in.

 

Sphinx: the statue with the head of a man and the body of a lion.

 

Temple: building in which a god/gods are worshipped.

 

Tomb: a place in which a corpse is buried.

 

Weight Arm: was used to transport blocks and made out of heavy timber. It had a central post and one short arm and one long arm.

 

White Crown: crown worn by the pharaoh of Upper Egypt that is tall and rounded with a small bump on the top.