Egypt Vocabulary Tool

Use this website to help you figure out the vocabulary words.

Each picture will have the definition BELOW it.

Necropolis: Ancient Burial ground

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Book of the Dead: a bunch of magical spells

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Canopic Jars: jars that organs were placed in during mummification

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Delta: the Mouth of the river. Where the river ends.

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Giza: area that contains the Great Pyramid and the Sphynx. A necropolis.

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Hieroglyphics: The writing system of the Ancient Egyptians.

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Mummification: process of preserving the dead body for the afterlife.

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Pyramid: a tomb. A place where the pharaoh's body was buried.

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Natron Salt: covered the body during mummification. It dried out the body.

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Black Land: the area of land right along the Nile river that was good for farming.

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Nile River: the major river of Egypt. Without this river, Egypt would not exist.

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Papyrus: a plant that was found along the Nile River that was used to make paper.

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Pharaoh: the leader, or King, of ancient Egypt that was viewed as a god.

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Red Land: the area of land that was past the fertile soil. It was desert and no crops would grow here.

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Polytheism: the belief in more than one god