Ancient Egypt Spelling & Vocab
ruler of Ancient Egypt
huge stone structure built be ancient Egyptians as a royal tombs having a square bases 4 triangular sides.
Egyptian writing system in which pictorial symbols stand for words or sounds.
one who lives or lived in Egypt
gift or payment to show respect & admiration.
Steep rapids in a river; large waterfall
longs thin reed used by Egyptians to make paper.
ancient Greek historian who traveled to and wrote about ancient Egypt
tall, 4 sided pillar of stone that rises to a point
Pharaoh whose tomb was discovered by Howard carter in 1922
key to deciphering hieroglyphics translated by Champollion
statue with the body of a lion and head of a man
carved, painted scenes on tomb walls
succession of rulers from same family
to prevent decay of a dead body by treating it with preservatives
used during embalming to hold organs (liver, intestines, stomach, lungs)
body after it has been embalmed and prepared the ancient Egyptian way; dead body preserved naturally
life after death
used to lift water from the river for irrigation (still used)
someone who rules for a child until the child is old enough to rule
beetle (considered sacred to the ancient Egyptians)
ruled as regent for son Thutmose III and as pharaoh; pictured with a beard
magical figurine, servant of the deceased which would carry out the work needed in the afterlife