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What is the purpose of mummification?
slow down the decaying process
What lines the banks of the Nile River?
Fertile land
Why were the pyramids built?
burial tombs for kings
What had a lions body and a human head?
Sphinx
Describe one theory of how the works build the pyramids.
limestone moved with rolling logs
The pyramids of Giza are located in present-day-
Cairo
The Nile River runs through?
The Sahara Desert
What sea does the Nile River empty into?
Mediterrean Sea
What is the length of the Nile River?
4,132 miles
Lowest class in Egyptian society.
slaves
Define the term after-life.
life after death
What were the pyramids made out of?
limestone
The pyramids are considered on of the seven___________(s) of the world.
wonders
Give two examples of Nubian cultural influences.
pottery, weaving of baskets, archery, etc.
A mummy would be wrap with?
linen and hot tree sap
Which way does the Nile River flow?
South to North
What is removed before the mummification process starts?
internal organs
Give two Egyptian cultural influences that are used today.
calendar
geometry
herbs
What two languages are on the Rosetta Stone?
Egyptain and Greek
How many dynasties ruled Egypt?
30
What side of the Nile River would people want to be buried?
west
The pyramids of Giza are made from _________ blocks of limestone.
2.3 million
What part of Egypt did the Nubians live?
Southern
What is the Egyptian paper making process?
papyrus
The pyramids of Giza were the buiral tombs of?
Khuto
How many cataracts are along the Nile River?
6
Egyptian society-highest class
Pharaohs
Whose burial would be most important?
a pharaohs
What is the name of the Egyptian kings?
pharaohs
Why did the Egyptian/Nubia border shift many times?
competition for power
What resource was important in lower Egypt?
gold
Why was farming difficult for the Nubian culture?
rough terrain
What part of Egypt did the Egyptians live?
Northern
What is the name of the Egyptian writing?
heiroglyphics
What unlocked the decoding clues of hieroglyphics?
Rosetta Stone
The construction of the pyramids was done before what invention?
wheel
Give the two ways a soul would be judged.
face a miserable punishment or happy