Arabic word, meaning "threes"; as it measured 3 hand-spans, this word was applied by the workmen of the excavations to designate the stone blocks used in the buildings during the time of Akhenaten.
type of statue distinguished by a diversity of shapes, portraying ladies in general; they stand in a posture usually seen in statues of philosophers, especially Sophocles, where the body weight is supported on one leg while the other leg is slightly bent; named after the small town of Tanagra, Greece, where many similar statues were found
A tanbour or Archimedes' screw is a device for raising water. It is made by winding a large screw in a spiral within an inclinded cylinder. Its revolution causes water to move upward through the spiral chambers.
a hard semifired waterproof ceramic clay used in pottery
Greek for "gods"
loose outer garment worn by male citizens in ancient Rome
a group of three gods
Islamic dynasty that ruled Egypt AD 868-905
A tyet sign is a sign of protection. The tyet sign resembles the ankh sign, but its "arms" are bent down. It is likened to the knot in the girdle that the gods sometimes wear. It is made of a semi-precious red stone and is also called the Blood of Isis.