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Monument with the head of a man and the body, legs, and paws of a lion that stands near the pyramids

Sphinx

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World's first paper like material

Papyrus

2

Serious shortage of food

Famine

3

Title given to an Egyptian king

Pharaoh

4

A dead body preserved and wrapped

Mummy

5

Loose sand and soil deposited at the mouth of a river

Delta

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Second in command to Egyptian king

Vizier

7

Rocks piled high in a river creating small waterfalls and making travel by boat nearly impossible

Cataracts

8

A tall, pointed pillar representing the sun god, Ra

Obelisk

9

Ancient Egyptian writing using pictures to represent objects

Hieroglyphics

10

The tablet with translations on it that was the key to solving the mystery of ancient Egyptian writing

The Rosetta Stone

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Egyptian irrigation device

Shadoof

12

The "Gift of the Nile"

Egypt

13

The desert covering most if Egypt

The Sahara

14

The king who united upper and lower Egypt

King Menes

15

The secretary to the ruler in a court

Scribe

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The large structure made of stone that was used as a tomb for King Khufu

The Great Pyramid

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The first pharaoh

Akhenaton

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The only woman pharaoh in ancient Egypt

Queen Hatshepsut

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The man written about in the Bible who became a vizier

Joseph

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The tomb if this famous pharaoh revealed much about ancient Egypt

Tutankhamen

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The area near Thebes where tombs of many pharaohs have been found

Valley of the Kings

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One weakness Egypt had that helped cause their decline in power

No iron to make strong weapons

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A deep, narrow valley with deep sides

Canyon

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A flat or level area of land

Plain

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A highland plain, usually with canyons cutting through it

Plateau

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A landform that rises higher than a hill

Mountain

27

Highest mountain in Africa

Kilimanjaro

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Low land between hills or mountains

Valley

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World's largest continent

Asia