kore: a maiden; also an alternative name for Persephone, daughter of Demeter, the Greek goddess of grain, and wife of Hades, god of the underworld

kouros: a young man; specifically a statue of a nude Greek youth

krater: bowl for mixing wine and water

kylix: shallow, footed bowl used for drinking

Labyrinth: building with intricate passages where the legendary King Minos of Crete kept the monster Minotaur captive

lapis lazuli: semiprecious blue stone; in antiquity it was mined in Afghanistan

lekythos: vessel used by Greeks to hold perfumed oil

libation: ritual pouring of a liquid; in Egypt libations were commonly offered to honor kings or deceased individuals; in Greece and Rome they consisted of wine, oil, water, or milk poured onto the ground as an offering to a deity

linen: material woven from flax fibers

loutrophoros: water jar used in weddings and burials

Lower Egypt: northern Egypt; area in Egypt between the Mediterranean Sea and Cairo; also known as the "delta"