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Egypt Section 1

The Nile Valley

TermDefinition
unification the process of uniting or combining two or more lands into one kingdom
cataracts steep rapids formed by cliffs and boulders in a river; protected Egypt from invasion in the south
delta an area of fertile soil at the mouth of a river
papyrus reed plants of the Nile valley; used to make a form of paper
hieroglyphics system of writing made up of hundreds of picture symbols developed by the ancient Egyptians
dynasty a line of rulers from the same family
pharaoh the all powerful king in ancient Egypt; considered to be the son of the Sun god Re
Egypt a rich and powerful ancient kingdom in Northeast Africa that was centered around the Nile River and protected by its natural barriers
Nile River the world's longest river which flows north into the Mediterranean Sea. Its gentle, dependable flooding provided rich farmland and made it the center of the Egyptian World
Sahara Desert the world’s largest desert, stretching miles across North Africa. It provided a natural barrier for Egypt that helped protect it from invasion
Nubia the region below the cataracts in the south of Egypt that was very rich in gold
Narmer the King of Upper Egypt who was also known as Menes. He united Upper & Lower Egypt officially beginning Egyptian History; created the first Egyptian dynasty
Created by: saraheo