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Ancient Egypt 8th Gr

2014-2015

TermDefinition
Papyrus a plant that grows along the banks of the Nile used to make paper
Hieroglyphics writing form of Ancient Egypt
Rosetta Stone basalt stone decoding hieroglyphics
Tutankhamen boy Pharaoh of Egypt, died around age 18
Valley of the Kings desolate valley where many Pharaohs were buried during the New Kingdom time period to keep safe from robbers
Mummification to preserve a dead body through embalming and wrapping in linen
Cataract waterfalls
Thutmose III stepson of Hatshepsut, great military general, extended Egypt's borders to their greatest
Hatshepsut first female Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt during the New Kingdom period
Hyksos foreign invaders that took control of Egypt around 1700 BCE (Middle Kingdom), adopted Egyptian customs used iron weapons and horse drawn chariots
Great Pyramids at Giza built during the Old Kingdom as a final resting place for the Pharaohs
Book of the Dead document that explained the spells, charms and formulas to use in the afterlife
Pharaohs chief ruler, priest and king of Ancient Egypt
Dynasty ruling family
New Kingdom (Years) 1539-1075 BCE
Middle Kingdom (Years) 1938-1630 BCE
Old Kingdom (Years) 2575-2130 BCE
Memphis the first capital of ancient Egypt
Menes united lower and upper Egypt around 3100 BCE
Delta triangular area of marshland where a river meets a larger body of water
Lower Egypt Northern Egypt
Upper Egypt Southern Egypt
Osiris the god of the underworld and of the Nile River
Amon-Re highest god in ancient Egypt, sun god
Ramses II Pharaoh of Egypt during the New Kingdom, ruled for 66 years, gained northern lands as far as Syria
Created by: aberninger1