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Ancient Egyptian Word List Where did these civilizations settle?

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The Egyptians (3100 B.C.E.-350 C.E.) settled along the Nile River in the northeast corner of Africa. The Kushites (2000 B.C.E.-350 C.E.) settled to the south of Egypt along the south part of the Nile. The Hebrews (1800 B.C.E.-70 C.E.) settled northeast of Egypt, in Canaan Geography: Each year the Nile floods, providing nutrient soil. Diet: Meat (geese, gazelle, duck, and oxen) was too $$$ for most people. Recreation (fun): People were buried with their toys. King Tut had wooden chariots and animals buried with him. Clothing: Made of linen from flax. Sandals were worn often and were made of papyrus. Wealthy people dyed their clothes bright colors because fashion was big in their culture. Housing: Flooding and water damage are dangers for people living on the Nile. Beauty: Men and women both wore make-up and perfume! Language: There are over 700 different hieroglyphs in the Egyptian writing system. Music: Egyptian cities regularly hosted public festivals where the people could dance to harps, flutes, castanets, rattles, clappers, and cymbals. Pharaohs: Pharaohs were considered gods on Earth, giving them absolute power over the people of Egypt. Burial: Poor citizens were wrapped in linen and buried in the sandy desert. Afterlife: Death rituals and preparation for the afterlife wee so elaborate, that Egyptologists know more about how Egyptians died than how they lived. Tombs: Tomb thieves who were caught were punished with impalement on a large stick.

Define these terms:

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Geography: physical features of the earth, including rivers, mountains, valleys, deserts, climates, and the fertility of the soil. Topography: the surface features of a place or region, such as mountains or deserts. Vegetation: the plants of a place or region. Delta: an area of sediment deposited at the mouth of a river. Fertilization: the process of adding fertilizer to soil. Papyrus: a tough water plant used to make paper and rope in ancient times. Nomad: a person who moves from place to place with no permanent home. Websites Ancient Egyptian Research There are about 80 pyramids known today from ancient Egypt. Animals played an important part in the ancient Egyptian belief system, with sacred creatures and even pets being preserved for eternity. The Persians invaded Egypt. The Rosetta Stone was dug up in 1799 by French soldiers of Napoleon Bonaparte, who were enlarging a fort.