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Grade 7 History Ch 3

Grade 7 History Ch 3 Review - Terms

TermDefinition
pyramids huge tombs built for some pharaohs
sphinxes mysterious statues with the head of a man, ram, or hawk and the body of a lion
hieroglyphics Egyptian writing
Rosetta Stone the stone used by Jean Francis Champollion to decipher hieroglyphics
arcaeology the study of the relics and ruins of ancient cultures
Nile River the longest river in the world
papyrus a plant used by the Egyptians to make boats, baskets, boxes, mats, sandals, furniture, and paper
cataracts rapids
pharaohs Egyptian god-kings
mummification the Egyptian process of preserving dead bodies
dynasties families within which the right to be king is passed from one member to the next
mastabas early tombs with flat tops and sloping sides
Step Pyramid may have been the first structure in world history made entirely of stone
Great Pyramid the first and largest pyramid
Great Sphinx a gigantic statue carved in limestone which has a lion's body and a human face in the likeness of a pharaoh
tribute a payment from one nation to another
vizier the pharaoh's chief assistant
scribes those who kept written records for the pharaoh and other government officials
Created by: mbrennan262