15 terms

VOCABULARY #7

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shadoof
an ancient tool consisting of a long pole with buckets attached - to carry water
delta
the area of a river where it flows into another body of water and has rich soil
cataract
river rapids (rapidly moving water)
hieroglyphics
ancient Egyptian picture language
pharaoh
ancient Egyptian ruler; meaning "great house"
dynasty
a line of rulers - typically in one family
deity
a god or goddess
mummy
a preserved body wrapped in linen
savanna
flat, grassy land
vessel
a container specifically a watertight floatation devices such as ship, barge
embalm
to remove body organs and replace with a different material
papyrus
a reed-type plant that grew on banks of Nile, used for baskets and writing (paper)
incense
material used to burn with a fragrance
destiny
a belief in a predetermined series of events
tribute
a "tax" people had to "honor" the pharaoh with money