Place in the desert where water allows plant and animal life
Fertile soil carried as sediment in river water
Method of Egyptian writing that used pictures or symbols to indicate words or sounds
Writing material made by the ancient Egyptians out of the plant stems; plural papyri
Term for monarchy, a form of government headed by a king or queen
Term for kingdom, a form of government headed by a king or queen
Egyptian ruler's title
Family of rulers whose right to rule is hereditary
Form of government that unties different territories and people under one ruler
Belief in the existence of many gods
Belief in one God
Groups of people traveling together for safety over long distances
Clerks who read or wrote for those who could not to do themselves
Preservation process that involved treating a corpse with various chemicals
Form of government that consisted of a town or city and the surrounding land it controlled
Sumerian method of writing using a stylus to make combinations of wedge shapes
Curved structure over an opening
Sumerian temples built in years, each one smaller than the one bellow it
Military units of soldiers on horses
Exchange of one commodity or service for another
Economic system based on the use money rather than on barter
Hebrew form of monotheism, or belief in one god, that emphasizes proper conduct
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