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history - ch 7, lessons 1 & 2

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cataracts
Steep rapids in a river; a very large waterfall.
delta
A triangle-shaped deposit of soil near the mouth of a river
papyrus
A long, thin reed; also, the paper-like writing material made by Egyptians from the reed's pith.
dynasty
A series of rulers from the same family
afterlife
According to some beliefs, the life that follows death.
embalm
To prevent the decay of a dead body by treating it with preservatives.
mummy
A dead body embalmed in the manner of the ancient Egyptians.
hieroglyphics
The ancient Egyptian writing system in which pictorial symbols stand for words or sounds.