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(Willis) Egypt

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Also known as Menes, he united Upper and Lower Egypt Narmer
The natural barrier that protected Egypt in the south was the cataracts
The Nile River’s flooding could be described as gentle and dependable
A collection of spells and prayers studied to help obtain the afterlife The Book of the Dead
The forced payments sent to the pharaoh by conquered peoples are called tribute
An embalmed body wrapped in cloth strips is a mummy
A line of rulers that passes power from father to son is a dynasty
The Egyptian invention to prevent the pharaoh’s body from decomposing was embalming
The woman pharaoh who concentrated on building the Egyptian economy was Hatshepsut
The annual flooding of the Nile River benefited the Egyptians by creating farmland by leaving a rich layer of silt
The ancient Egyptian civilization began on the banks of the Nile River because regular flooding resulted in rich soil for farming
A form of writing developed by the people of Egypt is hieroglyphics
How did the ancient Egyptians demonstrate their belief in life after death? They preserved the bodies of their dead
The Great Pyramid was the gigantic structure built to protect the body of the pharaoh named King Khufu
Scribe A record keeper or copier of documents who often worked as a high ranking government official
Nile River The world's longest river; Its gentle & dependable flooding provided rich farmland & made it the center of the Egyptian World
Sahara Desert The world’s largest desert, it provided a natural barrier for Egypt that helped protect it from invasion
Unification The process of uniting or combining two or more lands into one kingdom
Delta An area of fertile soil at the mouths of a river
Papyrus The reed plants of the Nile valley that were used to make a form of paper, which is also called by the same name
Pharaoh An all-powerful king in ancient Egypt whose word was the law
Deity A god or goddess
Thutmose III As Pharaoh, he led many aggressive wars & expanded Egypt's borders from Mesopotamia in the North to Nubia in the South, making Egypt larger & richer than ever before
Akhenaton Originally known as Amenhotep IV, he changed his name & declared that there was only one god, destabilizing Egypt in the process & nearly destroying it by neglecting his duties
Tutankhamen The son-in-law of Akhenaton who inherited the throne at age 10; he died at age 19, but in 1922, Howard Carter found his un-robbed tomb containing his mummy & incredible treasures, making him famous
Ramses II One of Egypt's greatest Pharaohs who reigned for 66 years, he expanded Egypt's borders to their largest extent & started a massive building program for monuments & temples
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