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Egypt Vocab

Egypt Vocabulary/Vanadore SS/ 78 C

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Shadoof A bucket attached to a long pole used to transfer river water to storage basins
Cataract A waterfall or rapids in a river
Hieroglyphic A writing system
Pyamid Great stone tomb for an Egyptian Pharaoh
Nile River Longest river in the world
Papyrus A plant that grows wild along the Nile River
Delta River flows into the sea
Pharaoh Ruler of Ancient Egypt
Embalming Treating a body to prevent it from decaying
Mummification The process in which skin and flesh of a body can be preserved
Deity A god or goddess in polytheistic religion
Monotheism The belief in one God
Polytheism Belief in more than 1 God
Akhenaton A Pharaoh. Name means Spirit of Aton. Was 1st known as Amenhotep IV. Father of King Tut
Rosetta Stone A stone with writing on it in two languages
Ramses II The most successful of all Pharaohs and ruled from 1279 B.C. to 1213 B.C.
Tut Young Pharaoh ruled on advice from priests and officials to rule Egypt. Died young unexpectedly.
Menes First Pharaoh
Hatshepsut A female Pharaoh who had to prove she was a good leader
Dynasty A line of rulers from one family
Created by: geom1491


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