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HMS Ocelots Egypt 1

Ancient Egypt and Kush, Section 1: Key terms and Ideas for HMS Ocelots

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cataract strong rapids (such as those along the Nile in Egypt)
delta a triangle-shaped area of land made from soil deposited by a river
Menes an Egyptian ruler who united Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt; considered by historians to be Egypt’s first pharaoh
pharaoh the title used by the rulers of Egypt
dynasty a series of rulers from the same family
Three things that allowed a great civilization to arise in the Nile Valley around 3200 B.C. - water - fertile soils - protected setting (cataracts, and surrounding desert)
Egypt was called the "Gift of the Nile" because... The Nile River gave life to the desert
What developed along the Nile River after people began farming? civilization
What unified all of Egypt? Strong Kings
red land dry, lifeless dessert
black land rich, fertile soil: silt make the soil dark in color
Created by: reneewrob on 2010-04-16



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