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Egypt (Chapter 3)

AP world history vocab words

TermDefinition
Pharaoh an Egyptian king considered to be a god on Earth
Pyramid an enduring symbol of pharaoh's authority and divine status; royal tombs
Memphis a city-state that was captured by the Hyksos and was a part of the Egyptian "New Kingdom," Empire; capital of the "Old Kingdom"
Thebes a city-state that was also a part of the Egyptian "New Kingdom" Empire; located in Upper Egypt and was on the Nile; several pharaohs took it as their capitals
Hieroglyphics ancient Egyptian language that survived on pieces of papyrus
Papyrus a paper like material fashioned from the insides of papyrus reeds
Mummy a body preserved through chemical processes or special natural circumstances; the Egyptians obsessions with the afterlife produced concerns about the physical condition of the dead body; it prepared the body for the after life
Hatshepsut the first recorded female ruler in history and the first recorded female patron of large scale art projects; served as a co-ruler with her stepson Tuthmosis III
Akhenaten an Egyptian pharaoh from 1363-1335 BCE; he built a new capital at Armanu, fostered a new style of naturalistic art, and created religious movement by imposing worship at sun-disk
Ramessess II a ruler of the New Kingdom (1289-1224 BCE) built on a grand scale throughout Egypt
Sub-Sahara an area on the continent of Africa that is south of the Saharan desert
Bantu African people who originally lived in the area of present-day Nigeria around 2000 BCE. They began a centuries long migration that took them to most of Sub-Saharan Africa, they were very influential especially linguistically and left because of climate
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