6th grade Egypt

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

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