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 Tutankhamen “The Boy King”  Accomplished little during his reign  He is the most famous Pharaoh ever.

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2  Tutankhamen “The Boy King”  Accomplished little during his reign  He is the most famous Pharaoh ever

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4  A Royal necropolis  Located on the West Bank of Thebes  tombs were carved out of solid limestone ge.org/ValleyKings /EP16.htm

5  An Egyptologist  Discoverer of Tut’s tomb  Spent 15 yrs searching  Funded by Lord Carnarvon  "Yes, wonderful things“  ml ml

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7  His reign started as an 8 year old  He died as a teenager  Death is a mystery:  Murder?  Accident from chariot?  “1968, Ronald Harrison (British scientist) took X-rays of King Tut’s skull. While doing an examination he discovered fragments of bone inside the skull possibly indicating trauma to the head.”

8  4 total coffins  Third coffin 240 pounds of solid gold  Items include:  a chariot  works of art  olvedhistory/kingtut /tomb/tomb.html olvedhistory/kingtut /tomb/tomb.html King Tut’s Tomb

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11  Powerful and ambitious  ruled for 67 years  He would expand Egypt’s empire and construct many temples

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13  He was the first king in history to sign a peace treaty with his enemies, the Hittites, ending long years of wars

14  Pharaoh of Egypt in Exodus (?)  Married to Nefertari, whose tomb is considered the most beautiful in Egypt

15  She co-ruled with her brother Ptolemy  Bro. & Sis fought one another for pharoahship  Roman Emperor Julius Caesar sided with Cleopatra

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17  Caesar was murdered, so she charmed Marc Antony  Marc Antony later committed suicide  Hearing this, Cleopatra allowed an asp to kill her

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19  Her defeat marks the end of Egyptian rule, and the beginning of Rome’s great civilization  She is known as the last pharaoh

20  Known as the 1 st Pharaoh  United Upper and Lower Egypt into one Empire  founded the city of Memphis, near present day Cairo. Egyptian HistoryEgyptian History Early DynastyEarly Dynasty

21  By uniting, he brought together the two crowns  White-Upper  Red-Lower

22  name means "the beautiful woman has come“  Great Royal wife of Amenhotep  she is depicted nearly twice as often in reliefs as her husband

23  Probably the stepmother to Tutankhamen  attributed to the sculptor Thutmose  2 nd most copied piece of Egyptian art

24  considered one of the best female pharaohs  Her reign was the longest of all female pharaohs  She was not the first and not the only female pharaoh

25  Declared herself Pharaoh when husband died  She dressed as a king, even wearing a false beard  Egyptian economy flourished, she expanded trade and built magnificent temples

26 consists mainly of three terraces linked by ramps

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28  Osiris (oh-sigh-ris)- ruler of the underworld  Isis (eye-sis)-Wife of Osiris, found the scattered body parts  Horus- (Hawk’s head) son and avenger of Osiris  ruled justly on dad’s death

29  Seth-enemy of Osiris, his brother. Coveted throne and cut Osiris body up tiny pieces, spreading parts over 14 locations  Anubis-protector of dead, assists to afterlife


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