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The term for waterfalls in the Nile River
cataracts
Geographic term for the triangular shaped area of marshland where a river deposits water and silt.
delta
Also called the Pyramid Age
The Old Kingdom
A chief minister who supervised local government
vizier
Area near present day Cairo where pyramids were built
Giza
Considered the most turbulent of the 3 Kingdoms
Middle Kingdom
Invaded the Middle Kingdom using horse drawn chariots
the Hyksos
Queen who wore a false beard
Hatshepsut
The sea that borders Egypt on the east
Red Sea
Pharaoh of the New Kingdom who expanded Egypt as far north as Palestine and Syria
Ramses II
This region, to the south of Egypt, conquered Egypt, then was conquered by Egypt
Nubia
The Egyptian God of the Underworld
Osiris
The other name for the Sun God
Amon-Re
The Egyptian form of writing that was simpler than hieroglyphics
demotic
Paper-like material the Egyptians used to write on
papyrus
The discovery that helped crack the hieroglyphics code
Rosetta Stone
The Frenchman who discovered the Rosetta Stone
Jean Champollion
Number of months in the calendar developed by the Egyptians
12
The folk tale of a hero who wanders the desert and fights his way to fame over uncivilized people
Tale of Sinuhe
Was on top of the Egyptian social scale.
Pharaohs
This group of workers was the largest group of Ancient Egypt.
farmers
The sea that borders Egypt to the north.
Mediterranean Sea
Of the Lower Nile and the Upper Nile, the northernmost
Lower Nile
Wife of the Egyptian god Osiris
Isis
The direction in which the Nile flows
north