26 terms

5th grade History Ch. 7

Coosa Christian School 5th Grade class using ABeka curriculum and this is their studying material.
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delta
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
cataract
a large bed of rocks piled in the river that produces waterfalls
famine
a period of a serious shortage of food
pharaoh
ruler of Egypt; "great house"
vizier
next in importance to the Egyptian king
shadoof
an irrigation device; a long pole with a bucket tied on one end
mummy
a preserved body
pyramids
tombs built for the pharaohs
obelisk
a tall pointed pillar built to honor the Egyptian sun god
scribe
a secretary to a ruler
palette
a box to hold paints
papyrus
paper-like material
scroll
long roll of papyrus or paper
hieroglyphics
Egyptian system of picture writing
Sinai
peninsula has been a land bridge between Africa and Asia
Nile
world's longest river
Gift
Egypt is often called "the ______"
Red Land, Black Land
ancient Egyptians called their land this because the fertile land in Egypt ended so abruptly
Great Pyramid
largest of the pyramids standing today
Great Sphinx
famous monument has the head of a man and the body of a lion
Valley of the Kings
the area near Thebes that the pharaohs used as a cemetery
Rosetta Stone
key to understanding the meaning of hieroglyphics
White
color of clothing most ancient Egyptians wore
Flood
one season and used for building projects
Planting
a season used for planting crops
Harvest
a season used for gathering crops