You Wouldn't Want to Be a Pyramid Builder!
Glossary from the book of the same name (A Hazardous Job You'd Rather Not Have!) written by Jacque Morley.
Terms in this set (27)
A lucky charm.
A set of buildings used to lodge soldiers or workers.
An artificial waterway, mad by digging a channel to receive water from elsewhere.
High-quality limestone blokes used to cover the outside of the pyramid.
A raised roadway built over water.
To cause a panicky feeling of being shut in, especially in small spaces.
A person forced to do certain work.
A dark, fine-grained, very hard rock.
A person who preserves dead bodies with scented oils and spices before their funeral.
A network of lines crossing at right angles forming squares.
A long wooden bar used to pry up or dislodge a heavy object.
A fabric woven from the fibers of the flax plant. The best Ancient Egyptian linen was very valuable.
Someone who builds or works with stone.
A digging tool.
The temple in which priests performed the daily rituals that kept the dead pharaoh's spirit alive. It was build against one wall of a pyramid.
The process by which the body is dried out and preserved.
A type of salt found in the ground in some parts of the world.
To live on, or in, another living thing and feed on it.
A heavy door which closes by dropping from a recess above
A place where stone for building is cut out of the ground.
A very common hard mineral, found as rock or in sand.
A tank or artificial pool in which large quantities of water can be stored.
An outer coffin made of stone.
An official who is responsible for keeping written records.
Thin, sloppy mud.
A disease of the eye which is a widespread cause of blindness in Africa.
A high-ranking official in a pharaoh's staff.