Quizlet for Chapter 3 Test on Ancient Egypt and Nubia Flashcards

Terms Definitions
delta
a plain at the mouth of a river, formed when sediment is deposited by flowing water
pharaoh
the title of the kings of ancient Egypt
dynasty
a series of rulers from the same family or ethnic group
afterlife
a life after death
pyramid
a huge building with four sloping triangle-shaped sides; built as royal tombs in Egypt
papyrus
an early form of paper made from a reed plant found in the marshy areas of the Nile delta; the plant used to make this paper
cataract
a large waterfall; any strong flood or rush of water
silt
fine soil found on river bottoms
regent
someone who rules for a child until the child is old enough to rule
astronomer
a scientist who studies the stars and other objects in the sky
Nile River
affected ancient Egyptian life by creating rich farmland in the river valley
farming
In about 5000 B.C., these communities appeared in both Egypt and Nubia
Nubia
Around 6000 B.C., hunting and fishing communities appeared here
farmland
Because ancient Egyptian civilization was located on the banks of the Nile River, Egypt had rich _______
absolute power
The Egyptian pharaohs ruled over ALL Egyptians with this
Old Kingdom
Toward the end of the this kingdom, the government became weak and divided
Menes
The greatest achievement of this pharaoh was uniting Upper and Lower Egypt
afterlife
In ancient Egypt, a very important religious practice was to prepare the dead for this
armies
The first pharaohs of the New Kingdom expanded Egypt's ______
religion
this played an important part in Egyptian life by explaining natural events to the people
preserving
The ancient Egyptians demonstrated their belief in life after death by ___________the bodies of their dead
peasants
In ancient Egypt, most of the people belonged to this social class
flooding
Ancient Egyptian astronomers studied the stars to predict the ______ of the Nile River
planting seasons
The lives of the Egyptian peasants were greatly influenced by these
hieroglyphs
. To keep track of the kingdom's growing wealth, ancient Egyptians began to use these
Meroe
When Nubians took control of trade routes by using iron weapons, this area became rich
trade
Because of Nubia's location between Egypt and Central Africa, it was a center for this
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