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Egypt-section 1,2,3


Cataracts strong rapids
Delta triangle shaped area of land made of soil deposited by a river
Menes He unified kingdoms of upper and lower Egypt . Built new capital city of Memphis.
Pharaoh Title used by ruler of Egypt.
Dynasty Series of rulers from the same family
Old Kingdom Period in Egyptian history that lasted from 2700 BC to 2200 BC. Political system where Pharaoh was both king and god.
Khufu 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 members or 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 -lasted until about 1750 BC
New Kingdom period during which Egypt reached the height of its power and glory - lasted from 1550 BC- 1050 BC
Trade routes paths followed by traders
Queen Hatshepsut Egyptian Queens, increased trade with places outside of Egypt and ordered very impressive monuments.
Ramses the Great Egyptian Pharaoh, expanded the kingdom and built lasting temples. One of Egypt's greatest ruler.
Created by: MDeGen