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Boundry Stone
Marks territory or area where people grew their crops
Embalming
To treat or protect body from decay.
New Kingdom
Built a better army.
Wanted to build an empire.
Middle Kingdom
2050 BC - 1800 BC
Pharoahs reunited the country. Improved public works instead of spending on wars. Literature and art flourish.
Old Kingdom
2700 BC - 2200 BC
Builders began Great Pyramid. Menes united Upper and Lower Egypt.
Regent
Someone who rules for a child until the child is old enough to rule.
Dynasty
A family of rulers.
Pharoah
King
Vizier
Assistant to the Pharoah
Kemet
Means the "black land". The Egyptians called their land this.
Cataract
Rock filled rapids. There were 6 on the Nile.
White and Blue Nile
They came together to form the Nile.
Tutankhamen
His tomb was found intact, or all together.
Hatshepsut
Did not allow her step son to take the thrown after her husband's death.
Menes
King who united Upper and Lower Egypt.
Isis
Wife of Osiris
Ra
Sun god
Osiris
His wife is Isis, his son is Horace
Horus
Falcon god, son of Osiris
Thouth
God of writing and wisdom.
Anubis
God of embalming.
Weighing of the Heart
Ceremony where your heart is weighed against the feather of truth. If you are lying you get eaten by the Devourer. If you are telling the truth, you go to the afterlife.
Afterlife
The next life, in which the dead are believe to live again.
Ba
The spirit that travels between the afterlife and now. Bird body and head of person.
Ka
The spirit who looked like the person who stayed with the body.
Opening of the Mouth
A priest would touch the hands, feet, eyes, nose, and lips of the coffin so that they could function in the next world.
Book of the Dead
Need this to get into the afterlife.
Natron
Salt used to dry up the body.
Canopic
Jar that holds the person's organs.
Meroe
Ancient city on Nile, between Fifth and Sixth Cataracts. Had large deposits of iron ore. First Africans to specialize in iron working. Made lots of tools and weapons.
Taharka
King of Nubia and Egypt. Greatest ruler of his dynasty.