a family of rulers whos right to a rule is passed on within the family.
originally meaning "great house" or palace
an administrative organization with officials and regular procedures
the "steward" of the whole land
a process of slowly drying a dead body to prevent it from rotting
meaning "priest carvings"
meanings " sacred writings"
a highly simplified version of hieroglyphics
the king united the villages of Upper and Lower Egypt into a single kingdom
created the first Egyptian royal dynasty
a group of people from western Asia who used horse-drawn chariots and overwhelmed the Egyptian soldiers
used horse-drawn chariots to attck the Egyptians
the first women to become pharaoh
built a great temple at Deir el Bahri
Amenhotsep changed his name to ___.
means "it is well with Aton"
he closed the temple of other gods (monotheism)
restored the old gods
reigned from 1279 to 1213 BC; under his reign, the Egyptians went back on the offense
tried to reestablish Egypt's independence; her involvement with Rome led to her suicide and defeat
river beginning in Africa and coursing northward for more than 4,000 miles; longest river in the world; empties into the Med Sea
The Nile Delta; the land upstream
The part down south
where the largest and most magnificent pyramids were built