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Greek word meaning “sacred writing”, refers to Egyptian writing using symbols or pictures

hieroglyph

2

“front” side of an object, typically a page or a relief

recto

3

“back” or reverse side of an object, typically a page or a relief

verso

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Arabic word for “bench”, rectangular structure with sloping sides erected over a tomb shaft

mastaba

5

carefully and regularly shaped masonry stones

ashlar

6

Greek for “city of the dead”, refers to cemeteries and burial spaces

necropolis

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Egyptian for “life force”

ka

8

a statue of the deceased placed in the tomb to serve as an alternate abode for the ka should the mummy fail to survive

ka statue

9

pleated cloth headdress worn by pharaohs that covers the head and drapes over the chest

nemes

10

a long, irregular ridge with a sharp crest sited between two round-bottomed troughs carved out by wind erosion in a desert region

yardang

11

fenestrated level of a building rising above the roofs of adjacent parts

clerestory

12

Greek for “flesh eater”, an elaborate coffin

sarcophagus

13

a scroll containing some 200 spells interred with the mummy to protect the ka in the next life. The title is better translated as “the book of going forth by day”

Book of the Dead

14

an oval with a horizontal line at one end, signaling that the name it contains is royal

cartouche