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Cataract the cataracts of the Nile are shallow stretches of the river between Aswan and the Khartoum where the water's surface is broken by numerous small boulders and stones protruding from the river bed, as well as many small rocky islets.
Abu Simbel Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae* UNESCO World Heritage Site --------Abu Simbel temples (أبو سمبل) are two massive rock temples in Nubia, southern Egypt on the western bank of Lake Nasser about 290 km southwest of Aswan.
Cleopatra Cleopatra VII Philopator (in Greek, Κλεοπάτρα Φιλοπάτωρ; (Late 69 BC[1] – August 12, 30 BC) was the last person to rule Egypt as an Egyptian pharaoh – after she died, Egypt became a Roman province
Nile Delta The Nile Delta (Arabic: دلتا النيل‎) is the delta formed in Northern Egypt (Lower Egypt) where the Nile River spreads out and drains into the Mediterranean Sea
Howard Carter In 1891, at the age of 17, Carter, a talented young artist, was sent out to Egypt by the Egypt Exploration Fund to assist Percy Newberry in the excavation and recording of Middle Kingdom tombs at Beni Hassan
Curse "They who enter this sacred tomb shall swift be visited by wings of death." discovered in Tutankhamun's tomb
Herodotus considered by many to be the first historian
Kerma strength had created a backbone for the Nubian people to eventually challenge the great might of the Ancient Egyptians
Sphinx is usually a head of a king wearing his headdress and the body of a lion
Papyrus is the ancient Egyptians invention for writing paper, and it was the most important writing material in the ancient world
Nubia is the region in the south of Egypt, along the Nile and in northern Sudan
Senet an Egyptian race game and may be the ancestor of our modern backgammon
Canopic jars were used by the ancient Egyptian during the rituals of mummification processes
Mummy In order to ensure that the body was preserved the Ancient Egyptians began to use a process called mummification. This involved embalming the body and then wrapping it in thin strips of linen.
Khutu commonly known as Cheops, ruled in the 4th Dynasty ... His most known and famous undertaking was the Great Pyramid of Egypt
Memphis used to denote the city that lay on the border between Upper
Lower Egypt The terminology "Upper" and "Lower" derives from the flow of the Nile from the highlands of East Africa northwards to the Mediterranean Sea. So Upper Egypt lies to the south of Lower Egypt.
Upper Egypt Upper Egypt (Arabic: صعيد مصر‎ Sa'id Misr) is the strip of land, on both sides of the Nile valley, that extends from the cataract boundaries of modern-day Aswan north to the area between El-Ayait and Zawyet Dahshur (which is south of modern-day Cairo).
Giza The three largest and best
Cartouche an oval plaque representing the birth name of pharaohs, queens and other persons of high standing
Ankh the symbol (the actual Hieroglyphic sign) of life but it is an enduring icon that remains with us even today
Lower Nubia Lower Nubia is the northern portion of Nubia, downstream on the Nile from Upper Nubia. It lies between the First and Second Cataracts, roughly from Aswan in the north to Wadi Halfa in the south
Wedjat eye A pair of Wedjat eyes on a coffin or tomb were used to protect the dead against the evil eye
Rosetta Stone is a stone with writing on it in two languages (Egyptian and Greek), using three scripts (hieroglyphic, demotic and Greek).
Sarcophagus a stone container that usually houses a coffin and an Egyptian mummy
Amenhotep married a lady of non-royal blood, Nefertiti
Karnak a temple that took Approximately 30 pharaohs contributed to the buildings, enabling it to reach a size, complexity and diversity not seen elsewhere
Thutmose III Thutmose III (sometimes read as Thutmosis or Tuthmosis III and meaning Son of Thoth) was the sixth Pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty.
Ramses the Great Ramesses II (also known as Ramesses the Great and alternatively transcribed as Ramses and Rameses *Riʕmīsisu; also known as Ozymandias in the Greek sources, from a transliteration into Greek of a part of Ramesses' throne name, User-maat-re Setep-en-re)[5]
Hatshepsut Hatshepsut (or Hatchepsut, pronounced /hætˈʃɛpsʊt/),[3] meaning Foremost of Noble Ladies,[4] (1508–1458 BC) was the fifth pharaoh of the eighteenth dynasty of Ancient Egypt. She is generally regarded by Egyptologists as one of the most successful pharaohs
Aswan Dam The Aswan Dam is the general name for two dams, both of which are situated across the Nile River in Aswan, Egypt. Since the 1950s, the name commonly refers to the High Dam, which is the larger and newer of the two.
Suez Canal The Suez Canal is an artificial sea-level waterway in Egypt, connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. Opened in November 1869, it allows water transportation between Europe and Asia without navigating around Africa.
embalming Embalming, in most modern cultures, is the art and science of temporarily preserving human remains to forestall decomposition and to make them suitable for public display at a funeral.
Hieroglyphics "Hieroglyphs" refer to the characters made by graphical figures, be it animals, objects, or concepts.The characters that are relatively old seem to originate from Sumer or Elam in Mesopotamia[citation needed]. The hieroglyphs that were originally used
archaeology Archaeology, or archeology (from Greek ἀρχαιολογία, archaiologia – ἀρχαῖος, arkhaīos, "ancient"; and -λογία, -logiā, "-logy"), is the study of past human societies, primarily through the recovery and analysis of the material culture and environmental data
relief sculpture
Upper Egypt
scarab beetle
Khufu (Cheops)
Lapis lazuli
Old Kingdom
Middle Kingdom
New Kingdom
Deir el-Bahri
El Amarna
Dr. Zahi Hawass
British Museum
Metropolitan Museum
Book of the Dead The "Book of the Dead" is the usual name given to the ancient Egyptian funerary text called the "Spells of Coming (or Going) Forth By Day."
Thoth Thoth[1] was considered one of the more important deities of the Egyptian pantheon. In art, he was often depicted as a man with the head of an ibis or a baboon; these animals were sacred to him. His feminine counterpart was Seshat.
Isis Isis (Ancient Greek: Ἶσις) was a goddess in Ancient Egyptian religious beliefs, whose worship spread throughout the Greco-Roman world. She was worshiped as the ideal mother and wife as well as the matron of nature and magic.
Osiris Osiris (Ancient Greek: Ὄσιρις, also Usiris; the Egyptian language name is variously transliterated Asar, Asari, Aser, Ausar, Ausir, Wesir, Usir, Usire or Ausare) was an Egyptian god, usually called the god of the Afterlife, underworld or dead.
Horus Horus is one of the oldest and most significant deities in the Ancient Egyptian religion, who was worshipped from at least the late Predynastic period through to Greco-Roman times.
Motif Motif is an alternate spelling of motive, and may refer to these possible items
Nubia Nubia is the region in the south of Egypt, along the Nile and in northern Sudan. Most of Nubia is situated in Sudan with about a quarter of its territory in Egypt. In ancient times it was an independent kingdom.
Kush Kush refers to a subset of strains of indica cannabis. The origins of Kush cannabis are from landrace plants mainly in Afghanistan and sometimes, Iran, Pakistan, and Northern India,
Luxor Luxor (in Arabic: الأقصر al-Uqṣur) is a city in Upper (southern) Egypt and the capital of Luxor Governorate. The population numbers 376,022 (1999 survey), with an area of approximately 416 square kilometres (161 sq mi
Lord Carnarvon Earl of Carnarvon is a title that has been created three times in British history. The first creation came in the Peerage of England in 1628 in favour of Robert Dormer, 2nd Baron Dormer.
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