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Egypt Review

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Egypt
Civilization started in the Nile River Valley
hieroglyphics
a form of writing developed by the Egyptians
papyrus
used by the Egyptians use to make paper
Nile
the most important river in Egypt
flood
The Nile did this every year which made the land around it great for farming.
canals
Egyptian farmers dug these to irrigate their fields.
pharoahs
the kings of Egypt
pyramids
built by Egyptians because they believed in an afterlife
writing
Cuneiform and hieroglyphics were important achievements in the development of
mummy
a body embalmed and dried and wrapped for burial (as in ancient Egypt)
embalming
process developed by the ancient Egyptians of preserving a person's body after death
Hatshepsut
female pharaoh who expanded Egypt through trade
Tut
the boy king who died at 19
Ramses
Pharaoh for over 60 years who had many temples built
afterlife
The Egyptian belief in this led to the practice of mummification and the building of the pyramids
Akhenaton
The pharaoh who started a new religion
irrigation
The use of this allowed the Egyptians to be successful farmers
sphinx
the huge structure with the head a a pharaoh and the body of a lion
reign
The rule of king or queen
temples
what Ramses had built all over Egypt