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A kind of picture writing in which some pictures stand for ideas or things and others stand for sound.
hieroglyph
French scholar; first to decode Egyptian hieroglyphics.
Jean Francois Champollion
A scientist who studies the stars and other objects in the sky.
astronomer
An early form of paper made from a reedlike plant found in the marshy areas of the Nile delta.
papyrus
Who stood at the very top of a pyramid?
The Pharoah
Who worked on roads, temples, and other buildings during a flood?
the peasants
What was the name of the stone that a soldier found digging a fort near the Nile?
The Rosetta Stone
At what time could they predict thast the Nile was going to flood?
When they could see the star Sirius in the sky.
Why did the Egyptians use hieroglyph's?
So they had a better way to keep track of the kingdom's growing wealth.
What did the Egyptians use before they used papyrus?
clay and stone
Who was the goddess that women were looked upon as living models?
Isis
What did the Egyptians learn to do by studying the body?
perform surgery
What was the art of creating medicines from plants?
herbalism
What did the Egyptians write most of their medical knowledge on?
papyrus
What was the busiest season for Egypt's peasants?
the harvest