13 terms

Chapter 3: Egypt: Lessons 3 and 4

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Nubia
wealthy kingdom in south of Egypt, had gold mines
expedition
a journey undertaken for a specific purpose
Ahmose I
Egyptian Pharaoh who created the new kingdom, and made Egypt a strong military power
Hatshepsut
female pharaoh, known for her burial temple, Deir el Bahri
Kush
wealthy kingdom in Southern
Egypt that had gold, copper and precious stones
Akhenaton
unpopular pharaoh who changed beliefs and art of Egypt
Ramses II
last strong pharaoh, ruled for 67 years, 1304 BC to 1237 BC
cataracts
steep rapids in a river
Kerma
the ancient capital of the kingdom of Kush in Upper Nubia
Meroe
the ancient capital of the kingdom of Kush from 300 BC to AD 300
social pyramid
a diagram illustrating the social order divisions within a culture; usually showing the most powerful person or group at the peak and the least powerful persons at the bottom
Blue Nile
one of two rivers which merge to form the Nile; flows northeast out of Lake Tana
White Nile
one of the two rivers that merge to create the Nile; flows north out of Lake Victoria
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