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Ancient Egypt

6th grade Ancient Egypt

TermDefinition
The River geographic feature brought life to Egypt and allow Egypt to thrive
Flooding of the Nile ensured crops would have water and fertile soil
Why did the cities and villages need to grow? To increase food production
Who unified Egypt and became the first pharaoh? Menes
Polytheism there are many gods and goddesses
Egyptian Architecture huge pyramids that were served as tombs
Hatshepsut known for expanding trade and building great monuments
Hieroglyphics symbols used in the Egyptian writing system
Afterlife a belief in this explains why Egyptians practiced mummification
Canals Egyptian farmers used these to direct water from the river to their fields
Engineering knowledge of this made the construction of the Great Pyramid of Khufu possible
Merchants traveled long distances to buy and sell goods
Nobles people from right and powerful families
Pyramids monuments and tombs to Egypt’s pharaohs
Ramses the Great Great ruler who fought the Hittites and strengthened Egypt's western frontier
Scribes these middle class government officials were honored in Egyptian society
Temples elaborate buildings that served as places to worship and honor the gods
Tutankhamen the discovery of his tomb taught us much about Egyptian burial practices
New Kingdom Ahmose became King, which arose the New Kingdom (period where Egypt reached its power and glory)
Hittites Under Ramses the Great, Egypt faced threats from the Hittites
God how Egyptians viewed the pharaoh, as a king and god
Middle Kingdom period of order and stability, ended with the invasion of the Huksos
Hatshepsut Queen, who sent traders great distances to buy and sell goods
Nile resources, the farmers depended on to grow their crops
Rosetta Stone huge, stone slab inscribed with hieroglyphics
Describe each of the levels of Egyptian Society. **short answer**
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