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SS Chapter 2 Section 2 People, Places, & Terms

Social Studies, Chapter two, section 2 people, places, and terms
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Dynasty
a family of rulers whos right to a rule is passed on within the family.
Pharaoh
Egyptian Monarchs
Pharaoh
originally meaning "great house" or palace
Bureaucracy
an administrative organization with officials and regular procedures
Vizier
the "steward" of the whole land
Vizier
steward
Mummification
a process of slowly drying a dead body to prevent it from rotting
Hieroglyphics
meaning "priest carvings"
Hieroglyphics
meanings " sacred writings"
Hieratic script
a highly simplified version of hieroglyphics
Menes
the king united the villages of Upper and Lower Egypt into a single kingdom
Menes
created the first Egyptian royal dynasty
Hyksos
a group of people from western Asia who used horse-drawn chariots and overwhelmed the Egyptian soldiers
Hyksos
used horse-drawn chariots to attck the Egyptians
Hatshepsut
the first women to become pharaoh
Hatshepsut
built a great temple at Deir el Bahri
Akhenaton
Amenhotsep changed his name to ___.
Akhenaton
means "it is well with Aton"
Akhenaton
he closed the temple of other gods (monotheism)
Tutankhamen
restored the old gods
Ramses II
reigned from 1279 to 1213 BC; under his reign, the Egyptians went back on the offense
Cleopatra VII
tried to reestablish Egypt's independence; her involvement with Rome led to her suicide and defeat
Nile River
river beginning in Africa and coursing northward for more than 4,000 miles; longest river in the world; empties into the Med Sea
Lower Egypt
The Nile Delta; the land upstream
Upper Egypt
The part down south
Giza
where the largest and most magnificent pyramids were built