Ancient Egypt flashcards

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Mesopotamia

An ancient region in W asia between the Tigris and Euphrates river:now a part of Iraq.

City-State

sovereign state consisting of an autonomous city with its dependencies

Polytheism

belief in more than one god

Pharaoh

the title of the ancient Egyptian kings

Pyramid

huge stone structure built by the ancient Egyptians to serve as a tomb

Mummification

embalmment and drying a dead body and wrapping it as a mummy

Hieroglyphics

an ancient Egyptian writing system in which pictures were used to represent ideas and sounds

Torah

the first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unit

Monotheism

the belief in one god

KUSH

An African state that developed along the upper reaches of the Nile c. 100 B.C.E.; conquered Egypt and ruled it for several centuries.

Covenant

a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action

hykos

Invaded and conquered Egypt

hatshepsut

First female pharaoh

Nubia

an ancient region in the Nile River valley

Piankhi

a kushite king who overthrew the libyan dynasty that had ruled egypt for over 200 years

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