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egypt vocab

delta very fertile, flat land made of silt dropped by a river as it drains int a larger body of water;usually fan shaped
unification the joining of separate parts into one
pharaoh the name given to all the rulers of Egypt
old kingdom a country in egypt that lasted from about 2700 B.C to about 2200 B.C
mummification a process done to preserve the bodies of the dead using spices, minerals, and cloth. First only pharaohs and their families the simpler process for regular people
pyramid huge stone structures built as tombs or burial places for the pharaohs.
hieroglyphics system of writing Egyptians used using about 800 picture signs. Each sign/symbol stood for a object or sound
papyrus a reed plant growing along the nile river used as paper.
economy the way a manages there resources to produce goods and services.
Menes the king of upper egypt that overthrew the king of lower egypt in about 3100 B.C
Khufu the pharaoh buried in the largest of the great pyramids in Giza
Jean Champollion a french scholar who figured out how to read hieroglyphs on the rosetta stone because he could read greek and greek, demotic, and hieroglyphs
expedition a journey undertaken for a specific purpose.
Ahmose I the pharaoh who lead the egyptian army who attacked lower egypt and defeated the Hyksos and began the New Kingdom. He and later pharaohs made Egypt the strongest military powers in its part of the world
Amenhotep I a pharaoh who made many allies and traded with people in africa, asia, and southern Europe. Also one of Egypts greatest builders who is known for the temples he constructed at Karnak and Nubia.
Hatshepsut (hot soup) 1 of few girl pharaohsKnown 4 burial temple Deir el Bahri 1 of ancient Egypt's most pretty buildingsFirst girl ruler knownToHistoryGaveEgyptLong.ofPeace,wealthThrooTradeOrganizedTradeExpeditions+ed2greatTemple@KarnakBuiltOwnFuneralTempleRestoredOldCanal
Akenhaton (First known as Amenhotep IV) bad pharaoh who forbode the worship of Amon and destroyed his temples. Also destroyed Amon's images and replaced him with Aton. Renamed himself. Neglected his empire. Practiced monotheism. Encouraged realistic artwork
Ramses II Last strong pharaoh. Ruled for 67 years. Wise and Powerful ruler. THe new kingdom collapsed about 100 years after he died
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