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ANCIENT EGYPT

Social Studies

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World's largest river which flows through Egypt Nile River
In what continent is Egypt located? Africa
The Ancients were able to live in Egypt because they were able to farm around the Nile River
Which desert in Africa is the largest in the world? Sahara Desert
What sea does the Nile River empty into? Mediterranean Sea
In Egypt students in school used ____________________ to write on papyrus
The rulers in Egypt were called Pharaohs
Why were pyramids in Ancient Egypt built? burial place for the dead
What did Egyptians think about death? After-life
Many customs of Egyptian _________ focused on what happened after people died. religion
The Egyptians built huge _____ as tombs for their pharaohs. pyramids
The __________ was a period in Egyptian history that lasted for about 500 years, from about 270 to 2200 BC. Old Kingdom
The most famous pharaoh of the Old Kingdom who built the Pyramid of Giza Khufu
As people form rich and powerful families, many priests and government officials in Egypt were also ______ nobles
Egyptian ____________ used picture symbols to represent sounds hieroglyphics
paintings from Egyptian tombs show the ______________ as an ideal world where all the people are young and healthy afterlife
Specially treated bodies wrapped in cloth mummies
Egyptian learned how to make ______________, a long-lasting, paper-like material made from reeds papyrus
Egyptian temples often contained rows of stone _____, which were statues of imaginary creatures with the bodies of lions and the heads of other animals or humans sphinxes
Egyptian called the fertile soil the ______________ Black Land
Period in which Ancient Egypt accomplished achievement in literature, art and architecture Middle kingdom
Heavy rains ________ the Nile every summer flooded
First female pharaoh Hatshepsut
Strong leader who ruled a stable, unified Egypt. Art, literature, and architecture flourished during his reign Senusret
The Nile River ended in a ________________ delta
Name the three seasons in Ancient Egypt: flooding, planting, harvesting
An Egyptian pharaoh was considered to be a God
Largest social class in Ancient Egypt peasants
Special advisor to the pharaoh, who made sure that the local governors were doing their jobs well vizier
Triangle-shaped area of land made from soil deposited by a river a delta
People from rich and power families nobles
Person whose job was to record events, contracts, taking census scribe
Huge, stone tombs with four triangle-shaped walls that meet a at a top point the pyramids
River rapids cataracts
Series of rulers from the same family dynasty
Tall, four-sided, narrow tapering monument which ends in a pyramid-like shape obelisk
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