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Empire
A group of lands and people under one government.
Civilization
A society that has achieved a high level of culture including the development of government, religion, and the growth of large cities.
Hieroglyphics
A form of writing by the ancient Egyptians that used pictures and signs.
Papyrus
A type of paper made from reeds and used by the ancient Eygptians for writing and keeping records.
Scribe
One of the few members of Egyptian society who could write.
Rosetta Stone
A large stone with carvings in three languages (hieroglyphics, late Eygptian, and Greek) that provided the key to ancient writings.
Slave
A person who is the property of another person.
Nile River Valley
A small ribbon of fertile land in the North African desert along the Nile River.
Menes
Ruler who united Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt.
Khufu
Egyptian pharaoh who built the Great Pyramid.
Hatshepsut
A pharaoh who led the Egyptian Empire, the first woman ruler ever known.
Howard Carter
An archaeologist who found the tomb of King Tut.
Silt
Bits of black soil, sand, and clay laid down by flowing water.
Tutankhamen
An Egyptian pharaoh.(King Tut)
Delta
A triangular piece of land found at the mouth of rivers made by deposits of silt, sand, and small stones.
Memphis
Was located where the stalk of Upper Egypt meets the blossom of Lower Egypt.
Irrigation
The watering of dry land by using streams, canals, or pipes in order to grow more crops.
Thebes
An Egyptian city on the Nile River.
Economy
The use of workers and resources to produce goods and services.
Kush
An ancient Kingdom in northeastern Africa, which flourished from about 751 B.C. to A.D. 400.
Valley of the Kings
An ancient burial place near the Nile River.
Pharaoh
A supreme ruler of ancient Egpyt.
Pyramid
A huge stone structure built by the ancient Egyptians as a royal tomb, having a square base and 4 triangular sides.