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What is the most common name given to the Egyption sun god?
Ra
Who was the ruler that was said to have combine Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt under his rule?
Menes
Why were the pyramids built?
They were tombs for the pharaos.
What kind of writing did the Ancient Egyptions use?
Hieroglyphics.
How did we decipher the Egyption hieroglyphics?
The Rosetta stone was found with the same message written in Greek and hieroglyphics.
When did Menes unite upper and lower Egypt?
About 3100 B.C.
Why were Egyption pharaos unusually powerful rulers?
They were thought to be gods as well as kings.
On our calendar, what time of year would the Nile usually flood?
July.
What pharao tried to change Egypt's religion to worship only one god- the sun god aten?
Ankhanaten.
What is a regent?
Someone who helps a minor rule until they become of age.
What was the name of Thutmosis's regent?
Hatepsut.
Who was considered the most beautiful woman in Egypt?
Nefertiti.
What pharao was Nefertiti married to?
Ankhanaten.
What did Tuthmosis try to do to Hatepsut after she died?
He tried to erase her from history.