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the interdisciplinary study of human past including people, customs, and life of ancient times
an Egyptian spiritual concept that can be roughly translated as one's soul. this is often depicted as a bird with a human's head
a practice in which the royal successor is chosen and rules alongside the reigning king to ensure a competent transition from one to the other
wedge-shaped; a system of writing developed by the sumerians using a reed stylus to create wedge-shaped impressions on a clay tablet
the second book of the Old Testament: tells of the departure of the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt led by Moses
the first book of the Old Testament: tells of creation and contains the story of Moses in Egypt
refers to the time period during which the Romans and Greeks ruled Egypt beginning in 332 B.C.
rejuvenates king, occurred every 30 years to show the continuing vitality of the king
the annual flooding of the Nile River, which produced a regular renewal of agricultural land
the Egyptian concept of truth, justice, and cosmic order, represented by a goddess, often portrayed with a feather upon her head
a naturally occurring white chemical substance that was used in the mummification process as a dehydrating agent.
latest part of the Stone Age beginning about 10,000 BC in the middle east (but later elsewhere)
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