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19 terms

Turbulent Triangle (Egypt)

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delta
a triangular tract of sediment deposited at the mouth of a river
embalm
preserve a dead body from decay
dynasty
a series of rulers in one family
hieroglyphics
Egyptian form of writing
tribute
wealth given to one country from another to show respect or dependence
afterlife
life after death
Rosetta Stone
an inscribed stone written in three languages that was used to decode hieroglyphics
pharaoh
a ruler of ancient Egypt
realm
a region, often a kingdom
import
bring in from another country
topography
the shape and elevation of surface features, such as mountains or deserts, of a place or region
vegetation
the plants of a place or region
physical geography
Earth's physical features including such things as mountains, rivers, deserts, climate, and the fertility of the soil
obelisk
large granite pillars with four sides
papyrus
a plant that grew on the banks of the Nile, used for paper
Nile River
This river in Northeast Africa flows north and empties into the Mediterranean Sea
conquer
to overcome; to defeat; to take control of
justice
fairness; rightfulness
unify
to join together into one group

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