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Abeka Old World History and Geography Ch 7
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a piece of land that has slowly built up over the years by the deposit of loose sand and soil at the mouth of a river
a large bed of rocks piled in the river that produces waterfalls
a period of a serious shortage of food
ruler of Egypt; a great house
next in importance to the Egyptian king
an irrigation device, a long pole with a bucket tied to one end
a preserved body
tombs built for the pharoahs
a tall pointed pillar built to honor the Egyptian sun god
a secretary to a ruler
a box to hold paints
a long roll of papyrus or paper
Egyptian system of writing using pictures
King of Upper and Lower Egypt
the first pharoah
built the Great Pyramid as his tomb
a vizier mentioned in the Bible
ancient Egypt's only woman pharoah
the pharaoh whose tomb is more famous than he
What peninsula has been a land bridge between Africa and Israel?
What is the world's longest river?
Because the Nile is so important, Egypt is often called "the______of the Nile"
Red Land, Black Land
Because the fertile land in Egypt ends so abruptly, what did the ancient Egyptians call their land?
What is the largest of the pyramids standing today?
What famous monument has the head of a man and the body of a lion?
Valley of the Kings
What do we call the area near Thebes that the pharoahs used as a cemetery?
What was the key to understanding the meaning of hieroglyphics?
white, because it reflects the sun's heat, making it the most comfortable material to wear in hot dry climate.
What color did most ancient Egyptians wear and why?
What is the largest desert in the world?
without the Nile Egypt would be a desert; and because the overflow deposits rich soil along the river
Why is Egypt called the gift of the Nile?
annual flooding of the Nile
upon what did Egypt base their season?
What did most Egyptians do for work?
What pet was considered sacred by the Egyptians?
a flat or level area of land
the world's second largest continent
highest mountain in Africa
a landform that rises higher than a hill
a highland plain
low land between hills or mountains
people worked on their buildings while they waited for the water to go down
Egyptians planted their crops in fertile soil left by the floodwaters
crops were gathered for another year
Desert that surrounded it discouraged invaders because of the intense heat and lack of water. And the cataracts in the Nile River made it nearly impossible for invaders to use the Nile as a means of attack>
what two landforms gave special protection to Egypt? How did they provide protection?
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