Flashcards in Chapter 7 Deck (56)
World's largest desert
World's second largest continent
Name two landforms that gave special protection to Egypt
The desert and cataracts
How did deserts help protect Egypt
The heat and lack of water kept people away
How did cataracts help protect Egypt?
Cataracts are rock formations in the river that make it nearly impossible for the river to be used as a means of attack
What are the three Egyptian seasons?
Flooding season, planting season, and harvest season
How are seasons determined in Egypt?
Seasons are determined by the activity of the Nile River
The largest empire in history
The Mongol Empire
This desert is found in Asia and is one of the coldest in the world
The Gobi Desert
The "Land of the Rising Sun"
The land bridge between Israel and Egypt
Why did ancient Egyptians called their land Red Land, Black Land?
Black land is the fertile land for crops. Red Land is where the desert begins. They were so close that you could stand with one foot on Redland and one foot on Black Land.
What tool was used by ancient Egyptians to make sure that what they were building was straight and level ?
A square and plumb line.
This word means "great house"
Overseer of all works of the King
The Great Pyramid is located near what modern city?
Most ancient Egyptians did this kind of work
What plant was grown to make linen cloth?