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king who united Upper and Lower Egypt
Menes
monument with head of man and body, legs, and paws of lion that stands near pyramids
sphinx
the desert which covers most of Egypt
Sahara
low land between hills or mountains
valley
this is often called the "Gift of the Nile"
Egypt
highest mountain in Africa
Kilimanjaro
the key to unlocking the ancient Egyptian writing
Rosetta Stone
title given to an Egyptian king
pharaoh
tall, pointed pillar representing the sun god Ra
obelisk
body wrapped and preserved for eternal life
mummy
second in command to the Egyptian king
vizier
rock bed piled high in a river creating small waterfalls
cataracts
buildup of loose sand and soil at the mouth of a river
delta
Who was the first pharaoh?
Akhenaton
Which pharaoh's tomb revealed much about ancient Egypt?
Tutankhamen
What is the name of the area near Thebes wher the tombs of many pharaohs have been found?
Valley of the Kings
Egypt's only woman pharaoh
Hatshepsut
A reason Egypt declined in power.
They had no iron to make strong weapons.
large stone structure built near Cairo as a tomb for King Khufu
Great Pyramid
Bible character who became a vizier
Joseph
name for a secretary to the ruler in court
scribe
Be able to identify the following locations on a map. See text p. 106 or map skills sheet 15
Lower Egypt, Memphis, Mt. Sinai, Nile River, Sinai Peninsula, Thebes, Upper Egypt
Discuss the following:
A. What two landforms gave special protection to Egypt? B. How did they provide protection?
A. desert, cataracts;B. desert was very hot and no water, discouraged invaders, cataracts provided protection by making it nearly impossible for invaders to use the Nile River
List the 3 Egyptian seasons and tell something about them.
Flooding, planting, harvest See text p. 109 for a description of each season.