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Social Studies-Chapter 4

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Giza
located on the Nile land of the pyramids
Predict
to tell the future
Irrigation
the watering of dry land by man made method
pharaoh
the title used by the rulers of Egypt
Nile River Valley
an area of fertile land in Egypt
Nile River
longest river in the world, flows north in east Africa into the Mediterranean sea
catarcts
waterfalls
silt
bits of rock and soil that overflow from the river
fertile
land that has a very rich soil
New Kingdom
Egypt grew into an empire
civilization
society with a high level of culture
mummies
a body preserved with oils, salts and wrapped
pyramids
to bury a pharoah
sphinx
a statue with a head of a human and body like a lion
hatshepsut
first female pharoah
scrolls
long rolls of paper
hieroglyphics
egyptian writing
king tutanhamen
a pharoah who ruled egypt at a young age
dynasty
is a series of rulers from the same family
middle kingdom
age of the pyramids
rosetta stone
written in three languages decoded hieroglyphics
independence
freedom
annex
to take over or add on
khufu
built the great pyramid giza
old kingdom
a period if order and stability, egyptians were divided into classes
hyksos
a civilization
kush
land south of egypt
edict
command
nubia
neighboring civilization of egypt