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Ch. 2 History Notes

Upper Egypt the land directly south of the Nile River Delta.
Kemet The Black Land.
The Nile River the longest river in the world, about 4,000 miles long.
The Sahara the largest desert in the world, lies west of the Nile Valley.
Social Classes of Egypt pharaoh, priests and nobles, traders, artisans, shopkeepers, and scribes, farmers and herders, unskilled workers and slaves.
Re the sun god.
Hapi god who ruled the Nile River.
Isis goddess who ruled the underworld with her husband, Osiris; represented a loyal wife and mother.
The Book of the Dead contained a collection of spells that Egyptians believed they needed to enter the afterlife.
Egyptian doctors wrote the world's first medical book.
Pyramids the entrance always faced north.
The Great Pyramid the largest pyramid in Egypt.
Hatshepsut first female pharaoh.
Ramses 2 greatest of the New Kingdom pharaohs.
Middle Kingdom time of stability, prosperity, and achievement.
Hyksos a group of people from western Asia who conquered Egypt.
New Kingdom the reign of the pharaohs ended.
Memphis capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom.
Thebes capital of Egypt during the Middle Kingdom.
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