How to make a mummy - Len Bloch

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


Natron is a type of salt that is used in chemistry and in the production of glass. It is also used as a disinfectant.

  • The natron was used to disinfect the room.
  • The natron was used to clean the glassware.

Disinfect is to make something clean and free of disease. The most common way to disinfect something is to use a disinfectant.

  • The hospital disinfects the floors before they open each day.
  • Disinfectants are used to disinfect the kitchen after the cook has been cooking.

Putrid means diseased, foul-smelling, and unpleasant. The smell of putrid meat is often unbearable.

  • The smell of rotting meat is terrible.
  • The smell of putrid water is nauseating.

Waxy is a word that is used to describe something that is smooth and slippery. It's often used to describe things like wax paper or candle wax.

  • The waxy substance on the window prevented the glass from breaking.
  • The waxy substance on the window made it difficult to see.

To massage something is to rub it gently with your hands. Massage can be used to relieve pain, to relax the body, or to improve the circulation.

  • She was massaged before she went to bed.
  • He massaged her neck and shoulders to relieve her of the pain.

A sarcophagus is a box or container that is used to store a dead body. It's usually made of marble or other materials that are strong enough to protect the body.

  • The body was encased in a sarcophagus made of solid gold.
  • The body was encased in a sarcophagus of solid bronze.

To evade is to avoid something or someone. When the police are trying to catch a criminal, they may try to evade them by running away.

  • He tried to evade the police by running away.
  • The company tried to evade responsibility by saying that the problem was with the other company.

Mummies are bodies that have been preserved by being buried in dry sand or clay. The sand or clay helps to preserve the body and keep it from decomposing.

  • The mummies were found in a tomb that was buried under the sand.
  • The mummies were found in a tomb that was buried under the mud.