Egyptology Glossary: Ancient Egypt and Egyptology has a bewildering array of confusing names and terminology, this Egyptology Glossary will hopefully go some way to describe many of the most common words and phrases.
Egyptology Glossary
Egyptology Glossary

Egyptology Glossary

Ancient Egypt and Egyptology has a bewildering array of confusing names and terminology, this Egyptology Glossary will hopefully go some way to describe many of the most common words and phrases.

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Red Crown
Red Crown

The crown associated with rulership of Lower, or northern, Egypt. See also Blue Crown, Double Crown, and White Crown.

Added: 30/05/2009

Red Land
Red Land

Name given to the Northern of the Two Kingdoms of Egypt that developed during the Pre-Dynastic Period.

In the north in the Delta, the capital is known by the later title of Buto, and is made of two distinct areas one called Pe and one called Dep. The ancient goddess worshipped, a cobra goddess called Edjo or Wadjet.

Sites that are within the Delta area are much less well preserved that sites of comparable ages in the south of Egypt.

Added: 30/05/2009

Reekhet
Reekhet

Reekhet meaning knowing one

Added: 30/05/2009

Relief en creux
Relief en creux

This is incised relief, were you cut the scene into the surface of the wall. This was very often used outdoors on buildings because it survived weathering better. It is also used during periods when Egypt was not at its economic peak, as this sort of relief work is quick and cheap to produce.

Added: 30/05/2009

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