Ham's son
A Greek historian who wrote about Egypt's ruins
Huge ancient tombs where Egyptians stored their bodies and belongings for the afterlife
Large stone statues with the heads of men, rams, or hawks and the bodies of lions
Name who in the Bible became chief assistant to an Egyptian king
Who in the Bible was the adopted son of an Egyptian king's daughter
Found in 1799, this slab of rock contained a message written in Greek and hieroglyphics
A strange writing of the ancient Egyptians
A French scholar who solved the riddle of the Rosetta Stone
The study of the relics and ruins of ancient cultures
The longest river in the world
Plants that grew along the Nile used to make boats, baskets, and paper
Rapids in the south Nile which protected the area from invaders
Another name for Egyptian kings who were worshipped as gods
Dead bodies preserved in salts, spices, and resins to preserve them
The first pharaoh of all Egypt
Family groups in Egypt in which the title of king was handed down
The capital city of Egypt under Menes
The earliest tombs built by pharaohs
First structure in world history made entirely of stone
Area where three most famous pyramids are located
A female pharaoh who wore men's clothes and had a fake beard
A famous teenage pharaoh whose tomb was discovered in 1922
A pharaoh's chief assistant

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