6th grade Egypt

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  1. world's longest river
    4,000 miles long
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    Nile river
  2. largest desert in the world
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    Sahara
  3. a bucket attached to a long pole, to lift water from the Nile to the basins
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    shadoof
  4. the all powerful kings in ancient Egypt
    -Great House
    -god that controlled welfare
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    pharaohs
  5. huge stone structure built by the ancient Egyptian farmers to serve as a tomb
    -entrance always faced north
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    pyramid
  6. system of writing made up of thousands of picture symbols developed by the ancient Egyptians
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    hieroglyphics
  7. body that has been embalmed and wrapped in linen
    -can naturally mummify by freezing or in a dry desert
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    mummy
  8. Egypt's third largest city
    -suburb of Cairo
    -site of the great Sphinx and the three largest pyramids
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    Giza
  9. ancient Egyptian statue having a lion's body and the head of a man, ram or hawk
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    sphinx
  10. Egyptian Pharaoh who ruled at age 10, around 1360 BC, archeologists found his unopened grave in 1922 in the Valley of the Kings
    -Also known as King Tut
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    Tutankhamen
  11. a tool with a heavy, wooden club hinged to swing from a long handle
    -used to thresh grain
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    flail
  12. type of government in Egypt-headed by religious leaders
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    Theocracy
  13. Upper class (wealthy) people right under the pharaohs were priests and nobles
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  14. steep rapids formed by cliffs and boulders in a river (where the Blue Nile and the White Nile meet to form the Nile)
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    cataracts
  15. area of fertile soil at the mouth of a river
    -Nile delta is in Lower Egypt
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    delta
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6th grade Egypt
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2013-02-20 17:43:56
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Ancient Egypt vocab 5 words
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