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Ancient Egypt flashcards

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Mesopotamia
An ancient region in W asia between the Tigris and Euphrates river:now a part of Iraq.
City-State
sovereign state consisting of an autonomous city with its dependencies
Polytheism
belief in more than one god
Pharaoh
the title of the ancient Egyptian kings
Pyramid
huge stone structure built by the ancient Egyptians to serve as a tomb
Mummification
embalmment and drying a dead body and wrapping it as a mummy
Hieroglyphics
an ancient Egyptian writing system in which pictures were used to represent ideas and sounds
Torah
the first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unit
Monotheism
the belief in one god
KUSH
An African state that developed along the upper reaches of the Nile c. 100 B.C.E.; conquered Egypt and ruled it for several centuries.
Covenant
a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action
hykos
Invaded and conquered Egypt
hatshepsut
First female pharaoh
Nubia
an ancient region in the Nile River valley
Piankhi
a kushite king who overthrew the libyan dynasty that had ruled egypt for over 200 years