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Menes
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The king of Upper Egypt united the two regions, using the Nile as a highway linking the North & South of Egypt.
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Ptah-hotep
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A wise vizier/chief minister took an interest in training young official0. Based upon his experience in government he wrote "Instruction of Ptah-hotep."
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Giza
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Near the Nile River where Egyptians built the majestic pyramids at.
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Hatshepsut
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A monarch of the New Kingdom. A woman who excercised the rights of a pharoah. She encouraged trade with eastern mediterranean lands and along the Red Sea coast of Africa.
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Ramses II
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The most powerful pharoah of the New Kingdom. He pushed Egyptian rule northward as far as Syria. In a battle against the Hittites of Asia Minor Ramses himself prevented a crushing defeat.
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Silt
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Rich soil carried by flooding rivers.
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Cataract
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waterfall
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Delta
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Triangular area of marshland formed by deposits of silt at the mouth of some rivers.
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Dynasty
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Ruling family
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Pharoah
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Title of the rulers of ancient Egypt
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Vizier
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Chief minister who supervised the business of government in ancient Egypt.
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Osiris
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A popular tale; Osiris ruled Egypt until he was killed by his jealous brother, Set, who cut Osiris into pieces & tossed over Egypt. He was saved by his wife Isis who reassembled her husband bring him bak to life. Osiris then became god of dead and judge of souls seeking admission to the afterlife.
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Isis
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Osiris' wife who reassembled her husband & brought himm back to life. She then became the symbol of the ankh, a cross with a look above the bar.
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Amon-Re
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The chief god/sun god.
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