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GLOSSARY OF ANCIENT EGYPTIAN TERMS

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AMDUAT
The book (papyruses) ‘That is in the Netherworld’.
AMULET
Small figure or symbol hung from a chain or strap from the neck, ostensibly to ward of evil or to bring luck or other positive reaction (love, prosperity, etc.). Three such charms were placed in the wrappings of mummies to protect the deceased or to endow him/her with magical powers.
ANKH
A symbol whose hieroglyphic sign means life or a symbol of divinity. Gods are frequently shown wearing or carrying the sacred symbol. Common people would wear the ankh as an amulet.
HIEROGLYPHS
The form of writing, used by ancient Egyptians. It is unique that the symbols mean and sound the same.
ISIS
Commonly referred to as the goddess of love, the wife of the god associated with the pharoah, Osiris, the goddess restored the god to life after he had been murdered. Isis sheltered their son, Horus, from the forces of evil. Isis was revered for her devotion to her spouse and to her son--She was the epitome of devoted love and nurturing.
JARS
Pottery jars that had conical bottoms, beer drinkers set their beer in stands and sipped it through straws.
KIOSK
Small open temple or pavilion supported by pillars.
KILT
A short, pleated, usually linen wrap of cloth worn around the waist by men
LOGGIA
A roofed attachment, usually built on the north side of the house.
MASTABA
Arabic word for bench, like the ones outside of homes. Because of its shape, the term is also used to describe the ancients’ low, flat-topped tombs.
SHADUF
A bucket hung from a pole with a counterweight, used for lifting water.
SHU
Son of the earth god, Geb, is the manifestation of the wind.
SISTRUM
A rattle or tambourine like instrument, often associated with the Goddess Hathor.
YARU
The Fields of Yaru were the fields of the afterlife, where wheat grows taller than a man and everything is plentiful.

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