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ancient Egypt vocabu

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A large waterfall; any strong flood or rush of water is a(an) _______ Cataract
A plain at the mouth of a river, formed when sediment is deposited by flowing water is a(an) _________. Delta
_________ is an ancient Egyptian city also the site of the Great Pyramid. Giza
________ is fine soil found on river bottoms. Silt
The Egyptians created the ______ after they observed Sirius, which was seen every 365 days. Calendar
A powerful Egyptian ruler was called a (an)__________ Pharaoh
Complete control over someone or something is _____ Absolute Power
An Egyptian ruler was often buried in a triangular shaped building called a(an) ______. Pyramid
A series of rulers from the same family is called a ______. Dynasty
Egyptians used reeds to make an early form of paper called _______. Papyrus
A life after death is called ______. Afterlife
A scientist who studies the stars and other objects in the sky is a (an) ______. Astronomer
Someone who rules for a child until the child is old enough to rule is a _____. Regent
A dead body preserved in lifelike condition is a(an)_____. Mummy
Pictures and other written symbols that stand for ideas, things, or sounds are called _____. Hieroglyphs
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