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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