(View exact match)aegisCATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A shield or defensive armor in ancient mythology. This Greek word for shield has been used to describe the representation of a necklace on the head of a deity.
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bark shrineSYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: mammisi, bark
DEFINITION: A type of small temple in the shape of a Nile boat, which their prows and sterns decorated with the aegis of a god. The cabin contained the cult image of the deity. The term also refers to a small temple, attached to the main temples of the Late and Greco-Roman periods. These were where the god of the main temple was "born" or if the main temple was dedicated to a goddess the bark shrine was where she bore her child.contract archaeologyCATEGORY: branch
DEFINITION: Archaeological work conducted under the direction and regulations of governments or other agencies, especially under the aegis of federal or state legislation, and often in advance of highway construction or urban development. Archaeologists are contracted to undertake research to protect cultural resources.