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Egypt 20 Vocab

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amulets
A small object worn to ward off evil.
hieroglyphics
a system of writing using symbols or pictures
Re
ancient hawk-headed Egyptian sun god
Hykos
the rulers of foreign lands
nubia/kush
an ancient region of northeastern Africa (southern Egypt and northern Sudan) on the Nile
dynasty
a line of rulers descended from the same family
mummy
a body embalmed and dried and wrapped for burial (as in ancient Egypt)
inundation
the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
pyramid
a massive memorial with a square base and four triangular sides
king narmer
The first king of the two lands wearing the White Crown of Upper Egypt and the Red crown of Lower Egypt.
desertification
the gradual transformation of habitable land into desert
great sphinx
The statue of teh half human half lion; the largest in the whole world
edicts
Commands of the pharaoh
emergence
the act of coming (or going) out
pharaoh
the title of the ancient Egyptian kings
afterlife
life after death
nature
the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions
trading network
A group of buyers and sellers.
obelisk
a stone pillar having a rectangular cross section tapering towards a pyramidal top
piye &kashta
Kushite king and founder of the Twenty-fifth dynasty of Egypt who rules Egypt from the city of Napata.
two lands
Upper and Lower Egypt put together.
rosetta stone
Stone that contained carved messages in hieroglyphics, Greek and demotic. Led to deciphering of hieroglyphics.
book of the dead
Collection of religious spells which were thought to be helpful to the deceased in the afterlife.
Tutmose III
tried to wipe all record of Hatsheput; ruled Egypt while it had the most land it would ever have
independence
freedom from control or influence of another or others

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