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chapter 5 Egypt

Chapter 5 Ancient Egypt and Kush

Cataract A waterfall or rapids in a river
Delta A fan-shaped area of slit near where a river flows into the sea
Shadoof A bucket attached to a long pole used to transfer river water to storage basins
Papyrus A reed plant that grew wild along the Nile
Hieroglyphics A writing system made up of a combination of pictures and sound symbols
Dynasty A line of rulers from one family
Theocracy Government by religious leaders
Pharaoh Ruler of ancient Egypt
Bureaucrat A government official
Embalming The process of treating a body to keep it from decaying
Pyramid Great stone tomb built for an Egyptian pharaoh
Incense A material that produces a pleasant smell when burned
Envoy A government representative to another country
Savanna A flat grassland, sometimes with scattered trees, in tropical or subtropical region
Textile Woven cloth
What did the delta of the Nile River provide fertile soil for growing crops
Who was responsible for uniting and governing Egypt pharaohs
Egyptians built pyramids because they wished to honor the achievements of their leaders
The largest group in Egyptian society was made up of farmers and workers
What was the main focus of Queen Hatshepsut's rule? developing trade
How were Kushites different from the Egyptians They produced large amounts of iron
Created by: amber_139