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Egypt Vocab

definition and terms

Ancient kingdom in Northeast Africa centered around the Nile River protected by its natural barriers. Egypt
The world's longest river which flows north in Africa to the Mediterranean Sea. It’s dependable flooding provided rich farmland Nile River
The world’s largest desert across North Africa. A natural barrier for Egypt that helped protect it from invasion. Sahara Desert
Strong rapids in the Nile River that protected Egypt from invasion in the South. Cataract
An area of fertile soil at the mouths of a river. Delta
A long-lasting, paper-like material made from reeds found along the Nile. Papyrus
Egyptian writing - pictograms or symbols that stand for words. Hieroglyphics
The process of uniting or combining two or more lands into one kingdom. Unification
The King of Upper Egypt who united Upper & Lower Egypt and became the first Pharaoh. Narmer
Line of rulers from the same family. Dynasty
An all powerful king in ancient Egypt that was considered to be the son of the Sun God Re. His word was the law. Pharaoh
Belief in many gods. Polytheistic
A god or goddess. Deity
A process developed by the Egyptians for preserving a person’s body after death - used to make a mummy. Embalming
A huge stone structure built by the Egyptians to serve as a tomb and to protect the pharaoh’s body so that he could make it to the afterlife. Pyramid
A collection of Egyptian papyrus books containing prayers and spells to obtain life after death. Book of the Dead
The first woman pharaoh and was known for her peaceful and abundant reign. Hatsheput
King Tut - child king whose tomb was found in 1922 containing his mummy and treasures. Making him the most famous. Tutankhamen
One of Egypt’s greatest Pharaohs. He reigned for 66 years. He expanded Egypt's borders to the largest ever and built monuments and temples. Ramses II
Payment made by one group or nation to another to show obedience or obtain peace or protection. Tribute
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