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Fan-shaped area of fertile marshland as found where the Nile reaches the Mediterranean Sea
Sections of the Nile River where there are boulders and large stones jutting out of the river causing white water rapids and/or waterfalls.
The combination of pictures and symbols creating a complex writing system created by the ancient Egyptians
King of Upper Egypt who conquered Lower Egypt in approx. 3100 B.C. and married a princess of Lower Egypt, which unified the kingdoms.
A succession of rulers from the same line of descent (from the same family)
Period of Egyptian civilization (around 2600 - 2200 B.C.) centered around its capital, Memphis, marking the first peak of achievement; Also known as the "Age of the Pyramids"
A government in which the same person is both the political leader and religious leader
The process of treating a dead body to prevent decay and preserve it as much as possible for religious purposes (for the after-life)
Period lasting from approx. 2055 - 1650 B.C. centered around a new capital, Thebes; marked by a dynasty of pharaohs bringing a period of peace and order
Egyptian prince who drove the Hyksos out of Egypt and formed a new dynasty, which marked the beginning of the New Kingdom
Period from around 1550 BC - 1075 B.C.; This was a time of wealth, trade and prosperity in which Egypt reached the height of its power and glory
Egyptian queen who became pharaoh in 1473 B.C., who after the death of her husband, she named herself pharaoh and was often portrayed as male.
Pharaoh beginning in 1279 B.C., ruled for 66 years, expanded the empire, and establish one of the 1st major peace treaties in history with the Hittites; Considered by many as most successful.
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