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Flashcards in Social Studies Ancient Egypt Deck (21):
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Upper Egypt

The southern region

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Lower Egypt

The northern region

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Cataracts

Rapids

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Delta

A triangle shaped area of land made from soil deposited by a river

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Pharaoh

The title used by the rulers of Ancient Egypt

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Dynasty

Series of rulers from the same family

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Old kingdom

Was a period in Egyptian history that lasted for about 500 years from about 2700 to 2200

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Nobles

People from rich and powerful families

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Afterlife

Life after death

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Mummies

Specially treated bodies wrapped in cloth

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Elite

People of wealth and power

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Pyramids

Huge,stone tombs with four triangle shaped sides that meet in a point on top

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Engineering

The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes

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Middle Kingdom

A period of order during which Egypt reached the height of its power and glory

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New kingdom

The period during which Egypt reached the height of its power and glory

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Trade routes

Paths followed by traders

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Hieroglyphics

Egyptian writing system

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Papyrus

A long lasting paper like material made from reeds

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Rosetta Stone

A huge stone slab inscribed with hieroglyphics

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Sphinxes

Imaginary creature with the bodies of lions and heads of other animals or humans

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Obelisk

A tall four sided pillar that is pointed in top