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1

One of the worlds oldest civilizations

“Black land” renamed Egypt

2

What is the biggest desert

Sahara desert

3

Egypt is referred to...?

The gift of the Nile and the Nile is the worlds longest river

4

The source of the Nile is..?

Lake Victoria

5

Silt

Rich black soil and covers land spring

6

Most Egyptians were..

Farmers and craftsmen

7

2 large kingdoms

Upper and lower Egypt

8

The kingdoms were united by a man named..?

Narmer

9

3 great kingdoms

Old kingdom
Middle Kingdom
New kingdom

10

Old kingdom:

Golden age / wealth

11

The pharaoh was considered..

A god and had all power

12

The government was a

Theocracy (ruled by religious leaders)

13

Bureaucracy

Government officials

14

Headed by the

Vizier ( prime minister )

15

King Egyptian

Joseph

16

Heliopolis

Religious center

17

Memphis

Capital city

18

Pyramid age

Hundreds built

19

Saqquara built for

Djoser

20

Great pyramid built for

Khufu

21

The great Sphinx (the guardian of the pyramids)

Head of the pharaoh and the body of a lion

22

Classical age

Art , literature, and trade

23

Temple of Karnak

One of the largest temples on earth

24

The largest temple of Karnak built to honor

R.A.