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Chapter 4 SS


Strong Rapids Cataracts
Delta A triangle shaped area of land made of soil deposited by river
Menes A person who rose to power in Upper Egypt
Pharoah The title used by the rulers of Egypt
Dynasty A series of rulers from the same family
Old Kingdom A period in Egyptian history that lasted from about 2700 BC to 2200 BC
Khufu The most famous Pharaoh of the Old Kingdom
Nobles People from rich and powerful families
Afterlife Life after death
Mummies Specially treated bodies wrapped in cloth
Elite People of wealth and power
Pyramids Huge stone tombs with four triangle-shaped walls that met in a point on top
Engineering The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes
Middle Kingdom A period of order and stability that lasted until 1750 BC
New Kingdom The period during which Egypt reached the height of its power and glory
Trade Routes Paths followed by traders
Queen Hathepsut A ruler who worked to increase Egyptian trade
Ramses The Great The Pharaoh who's reign was the longest in Egyptian history
Heiroglyphicas Egyptian Writing System
Papyrus A long-lasting, paper-like material made from reeds
Rosetta Stone A stone slab inscribed with hieroglyphics
Sphinxes Imaginary creatures with the bodies of lions and heads of other animals or humans
Oblesik A tall, four-sided pillar that is pointed on top
King Tutankhamen A pharaoh of ancient Egypt that has taught us, so much about their beliefs, and practices.
Piankhi The son of Kashta
Trade Network A system of people in different lands who trade goods
Merchant Traders
Exports Items sent out to other regions
Imports Goods brought in from other regions
Queen Shanakhdakheto The first women to rule Kush
King Ezana The person who owned the Aksumite Army, destroyed Meroe, and took over Kush
Aquire To get
Method A way of doing something
Contracts Binding Legal Agreements
Authority Power of Influence
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