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Flashcards in Life in Egypt Deck (14):
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Giza

a city in Egypt where the Great Pyramid is located

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Deir el-Medina

a village built for workers at the Valley of Kings in Egypt

3

Menes

Legendary Egyptian king who is credited with uniting Upper and Lower Egypt

4

Manetho

Egyptian priest and advisor who began keeping records for ancient Egyptian kings

5

Khufu

Egyptian pharaoh for whom the Great Pyramid of Giza was built

6

Hatshepsut

Queen of ancient Egypt who proclaimed herself pharaoh and ruled during the new kingdom

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Akhenaten people

Egyptian ruler who changed his name from Amenhotep IV and called for the worship of one god, Aton

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unify

to unite, combine or bring together

9

pharaoh

in ancient Egypt a God-King

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heiroglyphics

a form of writing based on pictures

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pyramid

a large stone building to serve as a house for the dead

12

mummy

a preserved dead body

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economy

the way people use and manage recources

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Rosetta Stone

a stone on which a passage was written in three languages: Greek, Egyptian heiroglyphics, and a form of ancient Egyptian cursive writing.