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SS Chapter 4

Vocabulary

TermDefinition
afterlife most Egyptians believed in this so they had their belongings buried with them
ally Kushite leaders wanted to be a supporter of the Hyksos rather than an enemy
annexed Anenhement added on Nubia to Egypt during his reign.
cataracts waterfalls
ceramics baked clay pottery
decipher to determine the meaning
deities The ancient Egyptians belived in many gods
dynasty It is believed King Narmer began the first one since those who ruled after him belonged to the same family
heir Amenemhet became the next ruler because Mentuhotep did not have someone to take over his title
hieroglyphics anceint Egyptian writing
independence The Nubians wanted to gain freedom from the Hyksos so they could govern themselves
inundation the yearly flooding of the Nile
mineral a natural resource found in rocks
mummy the preservation of a dead body
nation-state a region with a united group of people and a single government
nomes governors who ruled Egypt's districts
obelisk a tall slender stone pillar with four sides and a pointed top
papyrus paperlike material used by the ancient Egyptians for writing
pharaoh an Egyptian kind
predict the Egyptians were able to guess when the Nile River would flood
prosperity economic success
pyramids stone structure burial placefor a dead ruler
trade routes waterways, paths, and trails used to move goods for exchange from one place to another
trading network system in wh ich buyers and sellers from different places can exchange goods
vizier Egyptian advisor
Created by: jpaciariello