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Ancient Egypt

Nile River World's longest river flowing north from the heart of Africa to the Mediterranean Sea
cataracts steep rapids formed by cliffs and boulders in a river
Egypt Country in northeastern Africa on the Mediterranean Sea
delta area of fertile soil at the mouth of a river
Sahara Desert region in northern Africa that is the largest hot desert in the world
papyrus reed plant of the Nile Valley used to make a form of paper
hieroglyphics system of writing made up of thousands of picture symbols developed by the ancient Egyptians
Narmer the king of upper Egypt who took control of lower Egypt. He ruled from Memphis
dynasty line of rulers from the same family
pharaohs all powerful king in ancient Egypt
deities gods or goddesses
embalming process developed by the ancient Egyptians of preserving a person's body after death
mummy body that has been embalmed and wrapped in linen
pyramids huge stone structure built by the ancient Egyptians to serve as a tomb
King Khufu Egyptian king for whom the Great Pyramid was built
Giza City in northern Egypt and site of the Great Pyramid
Thebes ancient city and former capital of Egypt
tribute payment made by one group or nation to another to show obedience or to obtain peace or protection
Ahmose an Egyptian prince who drove the Hykos out of Egypt
Hatshepsut Egyptian queen who brought great wealth through trade
incense material burned for its pleasant smell
Thutmose III Egyptian pharaoh who expanded Egypt's borders, gained wealth through tribute and trade, and built beautiful palaces, temples, and monuments.
Akhenaton Egyptian ruler who changed the religion and weakened the empire
Tutankhamen Child pharaoh who is famous today because his tomb was discovered containing incredible treasures.
Ramses II Pharaoh who made Egypt great again. He constructed many new temples and used his armies to rebuilt the empire
Kush region south of Egypt also on the Nile River which grew into a civilization
savannas grassy plaint
Kerma kingdom south of Egypt in Nubia
Napata Capital city of Kush along the Nile River
Kashta Kushite king who took over Egypt
Pye Kashta's son who completed the conquest of Egypt
Meroe The new capital of the Kush Kingdom, further south which contains rich deposits of iron.
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