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shadow
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: shade; Egyptian shwt
CATEGORY: deity
DEFINITION: In Egyptian antiquity, the shadow was regarded as an essential element of every human being. As with the akh, ba, ka, and name, it was considered necessary to protect it from harm.
shadow mark
CATEGORY: feature
DEFINITION: A surface shadow on an archaeological site that is caused by irregularities in elevation, indicating the presence of submerged features such as earthworks and ditches. These may be revealed through aerial photography. Shadow marks are best seen in the low sun of evenings and early mornings.
shadow site
CATEGORY: feature
DEFINITION: An archaeological site with surface shadows caused by irregularities in elevation, indicating the presence of submerged features such as earthworks and ditches. Such sites are identified from the air, especially in aerial photography. Shadow sites are best seen in the low sun of evenings and early mornings. Oblique light can show reduced topography of sites invisible from the ground.

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