Ancient Egypt

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Ancient Egypt
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2015-09-29 20:32:27
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Ancient Egypt
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  1. An area of sediment deposited at mouth of a river
    Delta
  2. A family or group that rules for several generations
    Dynasty
  3. Life after death
    Afterlife
  4. Rapids along a river
    Cataracts
  5. People of wealth and power
    Elite
  6. A crafts person
    Artisan
  7. An official count of the population or number of people living in an area
    Census
  8. To treat a dead body with preservatives to keep it from decaying
    Embalming
  9. A severe shortage of food
    Famine
  10. An agreement between nations to work together for common intrests
    Alliance
  11. Ancient writing system that used picture symbols
    Hieroglyphics
  12. A period in ancient Egyptian history that lasted from 2000-1800 BCE
    Middle kingdom
  13. A period in ancient Egyptian history that lasted from 1600-1100 BCE
    New Kingdom
  14. Specially treated body wrapped in cloth for preservation
    Mummy
  15. Person who moves to place to place with no permanent home
    Nomad
  16. Rich and powerful person
    Noble
  17. Period in ancient Egyptian history that lasted from about 2700 to 2200 BCE
    Old Kingdom
  18. Person who does farm work for wealthy land owners
    Peasant
  19. Tough water plant used to make paper and rope in ancient times
    Papyrus
  20. Tall pointed four  sided pillar in ancient Egypt
    Obelisk
  21. An ancient Egyptian ruler
    Pharaoh
  22. A huge triangular shaped monument built around a tomb
    Pyramid
  23. A group of society distinguished  from other groups by such things as wealth, property and rights
    Social Class
  24. An imaginary creature with a human head and the body of a lion often shown on Egyptian statues
    Sphinx
  25. Large stone coffin
    Sarcophagus
  26. Huge stone slab inscribed with hieroglyphics, Greek, and a later form of Egyptian that allowed historians to understand Egyptian writing
    Rosetta stone
  27. High ranking government official
    Vizier
  28. Legendary Egyptian ruler unified kingdoms of upper and lower Egypt and built the capital city of Memphis
    Menes
  29. Egyptian pharaoh who ruled during Egypt's old kingdom with many monuments built to honor him
    Khufu
  30. Egyptian queen who worked to increase trade with places outside of Egypt and ordered many impressive monuments and temples to be built
    Hatshepsut
  31. Egyptian pharaoh  who expanded the kingdom and built the temple at Karnack, considered one of Egypt's greatest rulers
    Ramses the Great
  32. Egyptian pharaoh, died while young
    Tutankhamen

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