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afterlife
Life after death. P. 192
delta
A triangular-shaped deposit of soil near the mouth of the river. P. 187
dynasty
A series of rulers from the same family. P. 190
scribe
A professional writer or record-keeper;a person whose job is to copy documents. P. 161
tomb
A holding area for mummies or caskets.
papyrus
A long thin reed; also, the paper like writing material made by Egyptians from the reeds pith. P. 189
embalm
To prevent decay of a dead body by treating with a preservatives. P. 192
mummy
A dead body embalmed in the manner of ancient Egyptians. P. 192
civilization
A complex society with a stable food supply, specialization of labor, a government, and a highly developed culture. P. 140
cataract
Steep rapids in a river; a very large waterfall. P. 187
obelisk
A tall, four-sided stone pillar that tapers to a point like pyramid. P. 200
hieroglyphics
An ancient Egyptian writing system in which pictorial symbols stand for words or sounds. P. 196
priest
A religious person that serves the gods.
What was ancient Egypt's social structure
At the top was kings. Next priest. Then officials. Then scibes. Then farmers.
Why was upper Egypt called upper Egypt?
Upper Egypt was on a mountain therefor making t
What was ancient Egypt's social structure
At the top was kings. Next priest. Then officials. Then scibes. Then farmers.
Why was upper Egypt called upper Egypt?
Upper Egypt was on a mountain therefor making t
What was ancient Egypt's social structure
At the top was kings. Next priest. Then officials. Then scibes. Then farmers.
Why was upper Egypt called upper Egypt?
Upper Egypt was on a mountain therefor making t
King Menes
An Egptian king that held the longest dynasty. He took over lower Egypt to combine them into two.
Thutmose III
An Egyptian king that ruled three kingdoms; the old,
Hatshepsut
A female ruler of ancient egypt. She only ruled until Thutmose III was old enough to reign. She ruled egypt for 20 years. She made a strong community.
Anubis
Egyptian god - helper of Osiris. Head of a jackle.
Hathor
Egyptian godess of love.
Imhotep
King Zoser called on Imotep to build the step pyramid.
Horus
Egyptian sky god.
King Zoser
An egyptian king who built the first step pyramid. He started the age of the pyramids.
Osiris
An egyptian god. Chief god of the underworld.
Isis
An Egyptian god.
Ra
The Egyptian sun god.
What was ancient Egypt's social structure
At the top was kings. Next priest. Then officials. Then scibes. Then farmers.
Why was upper Egypt called upper Egypt?
Upper Egypt was on a mountain therefor making t