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the Egyptian symbol of life; a cross with a loop at the top
an ancient Egyptian district
Opening of the mouth ceremony
Instruments were used during this ceremony on the mummy in order to restore the senses.
Funerary practices such as this were designed to assist the deceased to find their way to the afterworld.
Written texts consisting of spells or prayers were included to assist the dead on their way to the afterworld.
When the king died he traveled through the underworld to get here. If he passed the test, he became one with Osiris.
The journey through the underworld was considered full of danger. You traveled through it to get to the afterworld.
Weighing of the Heart
This ceremony was performed to judge whether the person's earthly deeds were virtuous. It was overseen by Anubis the jackal headed god.
Land of the gods
The stage where humans began to perceive of gods in their personalized forms.
Our earthly ancestors were concerned with natural phenomena (ex-thunder). This is when hey did not worship a personalized form of god.
Is the life force or spiritual double of the person (part of the soul).
Is represented as a human headed bird that leaves the body when the person dies.
Is the spirit of Re (which is light) The transfigured spirit becomes one with the light after death.
He is part of the holy family. He is a falcon headed god who is the son of Osiris. He is the personification of kingship.
He is part of the holy family. He is the god of agriculture and ruler of the dead.
Goddess of truth and justice. The heart is weighed against the feather of truth which represents Maat during the weighing of the heart ceremony.
God of the dead. He supervised the embalming of the bodies.
Means sacred carvings. The Egyptians carved and painted these on temple walls.
Creator god and sun god all in one.
Wife of another god. She is gifted with magical powers to overcome death. She also is part of the holy family and saved her son.
Symbol of immortality.
Jar where the organs were placed when they were stored during embalming.
God of wisdom and writing.
Pharaoh who built great pyramid at Giza.
Noble who seized title of pharaoh and moved capital to Thebes. Kingdom prospered and art and literature flourished.
Pharaoh--Craftspeople flourished under his rule. Made a lot of religious architecture.
Pharaoh-Wore men's clothing. Peaceful reign. Carried on a lot of trade.
Pharaoh-he was the stepson of Hatshepsut. He embarked on military campaigns. Conquered many places. Possibly murdered his step-mom.
The Great. Reigned for 60 years. Great military leader and built many monuments. He was a peacemaker and signed the world's first peace treaty.