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Egypt Review

A very fertile, flat land made of silt dropped by a river as it drains into a larger body of water. delta
A device used to lift water to the farmers’ fields. shadoof
The joining of separate parts into one. unification
This word refers to the“great palace” in which the rulers of Egypt lived. Later it was the name given to all of Egypt’s rulers. Pharaoh
Ancient Egyptians believed they would need their bodies in the after life. For this reason, they preserved the bodies of the dead with this process. Mummification
Huge structures made of stone. Used as tombs or burial places, for the pharaohs. Pyramid
Egyptian system of writing using about 800 picture signs or hieroglyphs. hieroglyphics
A reed plant that grows along the Nile River. Young scribes learned to write on this. Papyrus
The way a country manages its resources to produce goods and services. Egypt’s economy was based on a surplus of crops. Economy
A journey that is taken for a specific purpose. Expedition
Steep rapids in a river. Cataract
A chart in the shape of a triangle that shows the rank of people in its society. Social pyramid
The area of Egypt that is downstream and "lower". Lower Egypt
In the south is "upstream". Upper Egypt
The time from about 2700BC to 2200BC. When Egypt’s early pharaohs worked to build unity in the country. Economy based on agriculture. Old Kingdom
First woman ruler known to history. She was a great builder. She restored the old canal connecting Nile to the Red Sea. Hatshepsut
First pharoah to practice monotheism. Unpopular. Akhenaton
Last strong pharaoh. Ruled for 66 years! Ramses II
formed an army to defeat the Hyksos and began the New Kingdom Ahmose
King of Kush that conquered Egypt. Piye
Leader who expanded Egypt's control and took control of Nubia Thutmose III
unified kingdoms of upper and lower Egypt Narmer (Menes)
Historians were able to decode hieroglyphics because of this... Rosetta Stone
known for trade and gold mines Nubia
Capital of Egypt in Middle Kingdom Thebes
Defeated the Egyptians during the Middle Kingdom and ruled Lower Egypt Hyksos
Created by: mrs.verano