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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. http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/menu.html Animals played an important part in the ancient Egyptian belief system, with sacred creatures and even pets being preserved for eternity. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/ The Persians invaded Egypt. http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/asbook04.asp The Rosetta Stone was dug up in 1799 by French soldiers of Napoleon Bonaparte, who were enlarging a fort. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/worldhistory/rosetta_stone/