Vocabulary: History

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Vocabulary: History
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  1. rapids along a river, such as those along the Nile in Egypt
    cataracts
  2. a triangle-shaped area of land made from soil deposited by a river
    delta
  3. Legendary Egyptian ruler, he unified the kingdoms of Upper and Lower Egypt and built the new capitol city of Memphis
    Menes
  4. the title used by the rulers of Egypt
    pharaoh
  5. a series of rulers from the same family
    dynasty
  6. a period in Egyptian History that lasted for about 500 years; from about 2700 to 2200 BC
    The Old Kingdom
  7. a famous pharaoh of the Old Kingdom who ruled in the 2500s BC; little is known about life; legend says that he was cruel but records say people were well fed during his reign
    Khufu
  8. people from rich and powerful families
    nobles
  9. life after death
    afterlife
  10. specially treated bodies wrapped in cloth
    mummies
  11. people of wealth and power
    elite
  12. huge, stone tombs with 4 triangle shaped sides that meet in a point on the top
    pyramids
  13. the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes
    engineering
  14. the period of Egyptian history from about 2050 to 1750 BC and marked by order and stability
    Middle Kingdom
  15. the period from about 1550 to 1050 BC in Egyptian history when Egypt reached the height of its power and glory
    New Kingdom
  16. a path followed by traders
    Trade Routes
  17. Egyptian queen, she worked to increase trade with places out of Egypt and ordered many impressive monuments and temples built during her reign
    Queen Hatshepsut
  18. Egyptian pharaoh, he expanded the kingdom and built lasting temples at Karnak, Luxor, and Abu Simbel; often considered one of Egypt's greatest rulers
    Ramses the Great
  19. the ancient Egyptian writing system that used picture symbols
    hieroglyphics
  20. long-lasting, paper-like material made from reeds
    papyrus
  21. a huge stone slab inscribed with hieroglyphics, Greek, and a later form of Egyptian that allowed historians to understand Egyptian writing
    Rosetta Stone
  22. imaginary creatures with the bodies of lions and heads of other animals or humans
    sphinxes
  23. a tall, four-sided pillar that is pointed on top
    obelisk
  24. Egyptian pharaoh, he died while still a young king. The discovery of his tomb in 1922 has taught archaeologists much about Egyptian culture
    King Tutankhamen

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