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Thesaurus ALABASTER a truly wonderful stone wherein mild could be visible. BA A person's soul which used to be believed to live to tell the tale earth after dying, resting in the physique at evening. BONING RODS a collection of 3 wood rods, of that are hooked up via a string from the tops. The rods are positioned vertically on contrary aspects of the realm of the stone that's to be minimize and the string pulled taut. The 3rd rod is slid vertically lower than or subsequent to the string, emerging above it whilst a part of the stone is better than the remainder. That zone can then be chiseled down. CANOPIC JAR The box during which one of many organs from the corpse was once positioned after being embalmed. CAPITALS The ornate topmost a part of the columns on which the roof beams relaxation. CAPSTONE The pyramid-shaped stone at the best of the pyramid. CASING BLOCKS The outermost stones of the pyramid, which have been hugely polished. CAUSEWAY The coated passage which connects the Valley Temple to the Mortuary Temple. middle BLOCKS these blocks that create the primary middle of the pyramid. DOLERITE a really demanding stone used for pounding via granite and limestone. EMBALMING The treating of a corpse with preservatives to avoid or decelerate the deterioration strategy. FUNERARY complicated a gaggle of similar tombs and temples built at the west financial institution of the Nile for the burial and worship of the useless. INUNDATION The time among July and November while each year the Nile flooded the farmland alongside its banks. KA The religious reproduction of anyone which after loss of life traveled from side to side among the land of the dwelling and the land of the useless. MASTABA the oblong tomb constitution with sloping partitions containing a chapel for choices and a small chamber for a statue of the deceased who was once buried on the backside of a vertical shaft lower at once less than. MORTAR a mix of sand, lime, and water used normally as a lubricant on which the heavy blocks of stone can be extra simply moved. MORTUARY TEMPLE The temple closest to the pyramid during which convinced ceremonies have been played earlier than the physique of the pharaoh was once taken into the pyramid. This temple additionally served because the domestic of the Ka. MUMMIFICATION the method of embalming and retaining a lifeless physique and its very important organs. PACKING BLOCKS Blocks put on the stairs of the middle on which the casing stones are then positioned. PHARAOH An Egyptian king. PLUMBLINE A weighted string which as a result of gravity will consistently hold completely vertical. PORTCULLISES The granite slabs that have been decreased among grooves to seal the doorway to the tomb after the pharaoh's burial. RESIN A substance received from vegetation and used to coat the corpse to avoid decomposition. ROCKER A wood body on which a block of stone was once positioned ahead of being accomplished in order that it can be extra simply moved round. SARCOPHAGUS The stone coffin during which the wood coffin containing the pharaoh's mummy used to be positioned. TEMENOS WALL The thirty-foot-high wall equipped round the base of the pyramid. those partitions have been initially outfitted round whole funerary complexes.

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