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Ancient Egypt/India

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Isis Wife of Osiris, giver of life, gifts of the Nile
Osiris God of death and resurrection
Set Symbol of Egypt's curses
Akhenaten Pharaoh who revolutionized Egyptian art and religion. He created a monotheistic religion worshipping Aten- the sun disc.
Nefertiti Wife of Akhenaten, co-ruled Egypt with him
The New Kingdom 1550-1070 BC- Time of foreign expansion and the height of Egypt's economic/political power
Khufu Pharaoh who ruled during the old kingdom and built the pyramids of Giza
Akhenaten's style of art Old art depicted the pharaohs as gods but Akhenaten was depicted as a human and a family man
Ankh Egyptian symbol of life and family
Hatshepsut One of Egypt's only female pharaohs who rules during the new kingdom and enlarged Egypt's economy
The pyramids Built in Giza, Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure buried in them
Ramses the Great Last great pharaoh of the new kingdom, lied about winning the battle against the Hitties
Palette of Narmer King Menes (Narmer) united upper and lower Egypt- palette was an artifact giving proof of unification and it was used to grind cosmetics
Upper Egypt Southern part of Egypt with narrow part of Nile
The Nile Delta Triangle shaped deposit of land located at the mouth of the river in lower Egypt
The Nile River River-valley that was the life-blood of Egypt
Hieroglyphs Form of writing which first appeared in 3000 BC, sophisticated picture signs
Perception of foreigners They looked down on foreigners, had a negative pereption
Silt Rich soil essential to agriculture
Polytheism Believing in more than one god
Monotheism Believing in one god
Cataracts Waterfall obstacles in the Nile
The Rosetta Stone A rock inscribed with many languages that helped us decipher hieroglyphs
Subcontinent Landmass that makes up a large part of the continent
Monsoons Seasonal winds that dominate India's climate
Deccan Plateau Plateau located in Tamil Nadu covered in granite rocks
The Ghats Mountain range running parallel on the East and West sides of India
Himalaya Mountains Mountain range separating India from the Tibetan Plateau
Indus River River originating in Tibet emptying into the Arabian
Old Kingdom 2700-2200 BC- Pharaoh was considered a god/king, pyramids were built for tombs
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