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SS-AncientEgypt 8-13

7th Grade S.S. Ancient Egypt Unit Flashcards 8-13

Senusret I's Legacy He was also known as the "Patron of the Arts." Art, literature, and architecture flourished under his rule. He bought many things like paintings, leading craftspeople to make lots of money. He ruled for about 45 years, from 1971 BCE to 1926 BCE.
Senusret I's Legacy continued He was a strong leader, ruling a stable and unified Egypt. During his rule, great Egyptian literature was written. This included the story of Sinuhe. He also built and renovated many temples, shrines, and religious monuments.
Senusret I's Legacy continued 2 His most famous piece was the White Chapel which was made out of alabaster and most likely wrapped in gold.
Hatshepsut's Legacy This person was the first most important female pharaoh and ruled from 1473 BCE to 1458 BCE. Often times, she wore men's clothing and the pharaonic beard in order to gain respect from her people. She additionally spread rumors that her father was a god.
Hatshepsut's Legacy continued She was supposed to help her young stepson rule, and they were supposed to rule together, but she ended up taking over. She encouraged trade with other countries, increasing the wealth and power of Egypt. They were more often than not, to Punt.
Hatshepsut's Legacy continued 2 She built a monument called the Temple at Dayr al-Bahri. It was built into a cliff above the Nile and included 200 sphinx statues and 2 obelisks at the entrance. Later on, someone tried to erase her name from history.
Tutankhamun's Legacy He was known as the "Boy King" and ruled only from 1333 BCE to 1324 BCE. He ascended the throne when he was only 9 years old and ended up dying 10 years later. He undid his father's attempt to make Egypt a monotheistic society
Tutankhamun's Legacy continued He also changed his name to be better accepted by the people.e His tomb was discovered by Howard Carter. it is the only RELATIVELY undisturbed tomb ever found to date.
Ramses II's Legacy He was also known as "Ramses the Great" since many pharaohs later on were named after him. He ruled from 1290 BCE to 1224 BCE, which is the 2nd longest serving pharaoh in Egyptian history. He is known for his courageous military leadership.
Ramses II's Legacy continued He was a fearless soldier from a young age, and was made captain of the Egyptian army by the age of 10. He additionally also signed the world's first peace treaty with the Hittite Empire.
Ramses II's Legacy continued 2 He built hundreds of statues of himself, but his most famous monument is his temple complex at Abu Simbel
Early Dynastic Period This period began around 3100 BCE when King Menes united Upper and Lower Egypt by conquering Lower Egypt. At this time, the capital city was Memphis. The most important inventions at this time were the invention of the Egyptian calendar and hieroglyphics.
Old Kingdom This period was also known as the "Age of the Pyramids." It lasted from 2700 BCE to 2200 BCE. In this time period, Pharaoh Khufu constructed the Great Pyramid at Giza, which is the last of the 7 Ancient Wonders of the World still standing.
Old Kingdom continued The period ended when the Egyptian government lost power and a period of chaos and famine spread.
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