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HMS Ocelots Egypt 2

Ancient Egypt and Kush, Section 2: Key terms and Ideas for HMS Ocelots

QuestionAnswer
Old Kingdom the period from about 2700 to 2200 BC in Egyptian history that began shortly after Egypt was unified
Khufu a famous pharaoh of the Old Kingdom who ruled in the 2500s BC; best known for the Great Pyramid near Giza that was built as his burial monument
noble a rich and powerful person
afterlife life after death
mummy a specially treated body wrapped in cloth for preservation
elite people of wealth and power
pyramid a huge triangular tomb built by the Egyptians and other peoples
engineering the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes
BIG IDEA: During the Old Kingdom, government and religion were closely connected
Main Idea #1: At the top of the social hierarchy, pharaohs ruled as gods.
Main Idea #2: Religion shaped Egyptian life.
Main Idea #3: The pyramids of Egypt were built as tombs for the pharaohs.
Created by: reneewrob