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State ruled over by a single person, as a king or queen.
A powerful family or group of rulers that maintains its position or power for some time.
Government run by religious leaders.
System of managing government through departments run by appointed officials.
A king of ancient Egypt, considered a god as well as a political and military leader.
Huge, triangular shaped burial tombs of Egyptian pharaohs built during the Old Kingdom.
The rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land.
Rapids along a river, such as those along the Nile in Egypt.
Flat, low-lying land built up from soil carried downstream by a river and deposited at its mouth.
An ancient Egyptian writing system in which pictures were used to represent ideas and sounds.
Believing that there is only one god.
A stone that contained carved messages in hieroglyphics, Greek and demotic. Led to deciphering of hieroglyphics.
A structure erected to commemorate persons or events.
Paper made from the papyrus plant by cutting it in strips and pressing it flat.
Process developed by the ancient Egyptians of preserving a person's body after death.
Ramses the Great
Egyptian Pharaoh he expanded the kingdom and built lasting temples at Karnak, Luxor, and Abu Simbel. He is often considered one of Egypt's greatest rulers.
Egyptian pharaoh who tried to introduce monotheism to Egypt. After his rule in reverted back to normal. He also did it to try to limit the power of the priests.
Wife of Akhenaton.Supported his break with traditional religion, worshiped Aton.
Pharaoh of Egypt around 1358 BC, youngest pharoh, restored old gods, died at an early age. Pharaoh whose tomb was discovered by Howard Carter in 1922.
Queen of Egypt (1473-1458 B.C.E.). Dispatched a naval expedition down the Red Sea to Punt (possibly Somalia), the faraway source of myrrh. There is evidence of opposition to a woman as ruler, and after her death her name was frequently expunged.
Re or Ra
Egyptian sun god, father of Horus, husband of Isis, king god.
Minor son god (whose symbol is the sun plate) Briefly worshipped by all Egyptians thanks to Akhenaton.
Egyptian god of the underworld and judge of the dead. Vegetation god who is the god of rebirth.
Jackal-headed Egyptian god of tombs, god of mummification, patron god of enbalmers.
The falcon- He was the son of Isis and Osiris, shown with the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. The pharaohs were thought to represent Horus on earth. God of the sky.
The perfect mother- She was the wife of Osiris and the mother of Horus, the most famous family in Egyptian mythology. , Egyptian goddess who appealed especially to women. She promised life after death to people who were faithful. Goddess of fertility.
Evil beast-headed Egyptian god with high square ears and a long snout, god of chaos.
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