Ch.2 Flashcards

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Cataract

steep rapids formed by cliffs and boulders in a river

Delta

area of fertile soil at the mouth of a river

Papyrus

reed plant of the Nile Valley, used to make a form of paper

Hierologlyphics

system of writing made up of thousands of picture symbols developed by the ancient Egyptians

Dynasty

line of rulers from the same family

Pharaoh

all-powerful king in ancient egypt

Deity

god or goddess

Embalming

process developed by the ancient Egyptians of preserving a person's body after death

Mummy

body that has been embalmed and wrapped in linen

Pyramid

huge stone structure built by the ancient egyptinas to serve as a tomb

Tribute

payment made by one group or nation to another to show obedience or to obtain peace or protection

Incense

material burned for its pleasent smell

Savanna

grassy plain

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