Egyptian Vocab. Mrs. Haley
A.D "Anne Domini" or "The Year of our Lord"
The number of years since the birth of jesus
having human form or characteristics
the interdisciplinary study of human past including people, customs, and life of ancient times
an Egyptian spiritual concept that can be roughly translated as one's soul. this is often depicted as a bird with a human's head
Refers to the number of years before the birth of Jesus
B.C.E. Before Common Era
Refers to the same time period as B.C.
C.E. Common Era
The equivalent to A.D. or the numbers of years since the birth of Jesus
a tomb or monument erected in honor of a person whose body is buried elsewhere
a pharaoh that was often depicted as cruel and mean
"Around that time" Usually abbreviated ca or c
a practice in which the royal successor is chosen and rules alongside the reigning king to ensure a competent transition from one to the other
wedge-shaped; a system of writing developed by the sumerians using a reed stylus to create wedge-shaped impressions on a clay tablet
the Egyptian netherworld of land of the dead
a series of rulers from the same family
the study of ancient Egypt
the fascination with the culture of ancient Egypt.
the art of recording inscriptions.
the second book of the Old Testament: tells of the departure of the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt led by Moses
the first book of the Old Testament: tells of creation and contains the story of Moses in Egypt
refers to the time period during which the Romans and Greeks ruled Egypt beginning in 332 B.C.
rejuvenates king, occurred every 30 years to show the continuing vitality of the king
relating to or characteristic of the classical Greek civiliHzation
a cursive form of Egyptian hieroglyphics
egyptian writing system
the annual flooding of the Nile River, which produced a regular renewal of agricultural land
the spiritual self of a human being in Egyptian mythology
the Egyptian concept of truth, justice, and cosmic order, represented by a goddess, often portrayed with a feather upon her head
Arabic for "bench", rectangular brick with sloping sides
the Hebrew word for Egypt
a naturally occurring white chemical substance that was used in the mummification process as a dehydrating agent.
n. A city of the dead.
latest part of the Stone Age beginning about 10,000 BC in the middle east (but later elsewhere)
the world's longest river (4180 miles)
the leaders or governors of nomes.
the various provinces of Upper and Lower Egypt
a piece of broken pottery or a flake of stone that serves as a writing surface
Paleolithic Old Stone Age
age from 10,000 to 2.5 million years ago
the study of (primarily Greek) papyrus documents, typically from Egypt.
paper made from the papyrus plant by cutting it in strips and pressing it flat
belief in multiple Gods
time before written text
a stone coffin (usually bearing sculpture or inscriptions)
A stone slab or pillar with carvings or inscriptions
a mound representing the accumulated debris of past human settlements. Also known as Kom
the highest office in the Egyptian governmental hierarchy below the king