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an ancient Egyptian tomb, built over a mummy chamber or burial pit, which has a rectangular base, inwardly sloping sides, and a flat roof
mastaba
to maintain in a relatively unchanged condition, especially historic buildings or wildlife environments
preserve
Ra or Re
The god of the sun, lord of the sky. Apparently humans and all other creatures came from his tears
Osiris
king of the netherworld
Isis
sister and wife of Osiris, Goddess of Motherhood, Royalty and Family Commitment
Set
God of Chaos. Also handles War, Storms and Deserts
Horus
sky god, god of light and goodness, Son of Osiris
Anubis
Egyptian god of the dead
box in which a dead person is buried or cremated
coffin
sarcophagus
a carved stone coffin
pyramid
1. a geometrical solid with a polygonal base from each side of which a triangle extends to a common point
2. a monumental structure having such a shape, esp. any of various ancient tombs in Egypt and temples in Mexico
natron
A white, crystalline hygroscopic mineral salt, primarily a mixture of sodium bicarbonate (common baking soda) and sodium carbonate (soda ash) with small amounts of sodium chloride (table salt) and sodium sulfate. It is somewhat antiseptic and is also an exfoliant and a desiccant. Used in mummification.
canopic jars
covered funerary vases, normally composed of clay, intended to keep the organs of mummified corpses
a dead body, especially of a human being
corpse
cartouche
an oblong enclosure with a vertical line at one end, indicating that the text enclosed is a royal name
to treat (a corpse) with preservatives before burial
embalmed
funeral mask
A mask was fitted over the head and shoulders of a mummy that resembled the face of the dead, so soul could identify the mummy as its own. Made out of solid gold, wood, or cartonnage (a material similar to papier-mâché).
a ceremony for a dead person, sometimes including burial or cremation
funeral
1. final ceremonies for a recently dead person
2. sacraments administered by a priest to a person near death; extreme unction
last rites
a high state official
vizier