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2 United Upper and Lower Egypt; the first pharaoh

3 Built the first pyramid at Saqqara

4 Built at least three famous pyramids that survive to this day and introduced major innovations in the design and construction of pyramids in Ancient Egypt.




8 Built the largest pyramid in Giza


10 Built the second largest pyramid at Giza and the Sphinx


12 First king to build a tomb in the Valley of the Kings

13 She is generally regarded by Egyptologists as one of the most successful pharaohs, reigning longer than any other woman of an indigenous Egyptian dynasty, possibly killed by her step son Thutmose III

14 Considered a military genius; he was known for expanding the borders of Egypt greatly. Made 17 raids on neighboring lands and was known for crushing his enemies May have killed his predecessor (and step- mother AND aunt) Hatshepsut

15 His reign was a period of unprecedented prosperity and artistic splendor, when Egypt reached the peak of her artistic and international power.

16 Ruled during the New Kingdom; was known for attempting to abandon polytheism and adopt monotheism (worship of only Aten), married to Nefertiti

17 She and her husband were known for a religious revolution, inz which they started to worship one god only. May have ruled independently after her husband died (before King Tut became pharaoh).

18 Ruled during the New Kingdom; became pharaoh at age 9 and died at age 19. Became famous after his tomb was discovered virtually untouched since it was sealed.

19 Father of Ramses II (Ramses the Great); known for his great architecture feats and restoring Egyptian prestige

20 Seemed to do everything over the top. He is probably the most prolific of the ancient Egyptian pharaohs, siring over 100 children with more than a dozen wives. He is well regarded as the builder of more temples and statues than any of the other ancient Egyptian pharaohs.


22 A Macedonian general under Alexander the Great, who became ruler of Egypt and started the Ptolemaic dynasty

23 While her affairs with Julius Cesar and Mark Anthony have become legendary, Cleopatra's intelligence and political astuteness may be the most interesting pieces of information of all regarding this female pharaoh.



26 Options, options, options… We’ll draw straws to select what pharaoh you will research. You will then conduct research online to find out more information about your pharaoh. You will then create a series of questions that will be used as the prompts in an interview. You will assume the identity of your pharaoh and we will have our own version of…



29 Pharaohs 1.Amenemhet 2.Amenhotep III 3.Amenhotep IV (also known as Akhenaton) 4.Cleopatra (lady) 5.Djoser 6.Hatshepsut (lady) 7.Khafre 8.Khufu (also known as Cheops) 9.Menes (Narmer) 10.Ptolemy I 11.Queen Nefertiti (lady) 12.Ramses II 13.Seti I 14.Sneferu 15.Thutmose I 16.Thutmose III 17.Tutankhamen

30 Websites to get you going! pharaohs/index.htm pharaohs/index.htm

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