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This is the Study Guide for Social Studies Test 3
Terms in this set (34)
What did the first pharaohs of the New Kingdom expand?
Whom did the pharaohs rule over with absolute power?
What was a very important religious practice in ancient Egypt?
Why did the ancient Egyptian astronomers study the stars?
Location on the Nile River gave what to the ancient Egyptians?
Where did farming communities appear around 5000 BC?
In ancient Egypt, most people belonged to what social class?
Around 6000 BC, what appeared in Nubia?
Because of Nubia's location between Egypt and Central Africa, it became what?
What was the greatest achievement of the pharaoh Menes?
How did the Egyptian rulers govern their empire?
What happened when Nubians took control of trade routes by using iron weapons?
The lives of the Egyptian peasants were greatly influenced by what?
Toward the end of the Old Kingdom, the government became what?
What did ancient Egyptians do to keep track of the kingdom's growing wealth?
Why did the Egyptians mummify their dead?
What were the resources of Kerma?
How do we know the afterlife was important to the ancient Egyptians?
If the Nile did not flood regularly, how might life along the river been different in ancient times?
a huge building with four sloping triangle-shaped sides; built as royal tombs in Egypt
complete control over someone or something
fine soil found on river bottoms
a plain at the mouth of a river, formed when sediment is deposited by flowing water
a series of rulers from the same family or ethnic group
a scientist who studies the stars and other objects in the sky
a worker who is skilled in crafting goods by hand
a mineral or a combination of minerals mined for the production of metals
pictures and other written symbols that stand for ideas; things, or sound
a life after death
someone who rules for a child until the child is old enough to rule
the title of the kings of ancient Egypt
a dead body preserver in lifelike cotton
an early form of paper made from a reed plant found in the marshy areas of the Nile delta: the plant used to make this paper
a large waterfall; any strong flood or rush of water