Polvere 6th grade Chapter 22
Chapter 2 Ancient Egypt
Spot of rapid waters in a river
Area of fertile soil at a rivers end.
A reed plant, used in papermaking
Ancient Egyptian writing system using picture symbols
A line of rulers from one family
God or goddess
Body preserved by wrapping
Mountain like stone structure
A material burned for its pleasant smell
Grassy plains in Africa
She ruled the dead with her husband Osiris.
Largest desert in the world.
Baboon headed god, he ruled the Nile river.
Had the Great Pyramid built for him.
Golden age of prosperity, achievement and stability in Egypt.
The Egyptians called their land "the black land"
First female pharaoh who concentrated on building the Egyptian economy. She was more interested in trade than conquest.
Worlds longest river; over 4000 miles.
A bucket with a long pole, used to lift water from the Nile River.
Reigned 66 years, rebuilt the empire built many new temples during the New Kingdom period.
He later changed his name to Akhenaton, abandoned the old system of worship and begin worshiping only one god, Aton.
He was Hatshepsut nephew, He expanded Egypt north to the Euphrates and south to Nubia. Under his rule Egypt controlled more territory than ever.
He was the son-in-law of Akhenaton and inherited the throne at the age of 10.
By 540 B.C. Kush's rulers moved their capital here and set up royal court there in order to be away from the Assyrians.
He was a Kushite king won started to take control of Egypt and later his son finished the job.
He led an uprising and his reign began the time known as the New Kingdom.
Also know as Menes, he is credited with uniting Upper and Lower Egypt.
Kingdom of Kerma
Gradually took over we weaker villages and created his kingdom, which became the most powerful Nubian village.
Found a dynasty that ruled both Egypt and Kush from Napata. He was the son of King Kashta.
The Kush built white sandstone temples, monuments and Piye ruled from here.
Is guarded by a stone lion king called sphinx. It is 480' tall, it took more than 2 million limestone blocks to make it. It was built 4,500 years ago by King Khufu.