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Ch.2 vocab.

Silt rich soil.
cataract High waterfall,rapids.
delta triangle-shaped.
dynasty ruling family.
pharaoh ruler.
vizier chief minister.
Mummification preservation of dead body.
hieroglyphics Egyptian picture writing.
demotic Egyptian language of the people.
papyrus reed along the Nile used as paper.
decipher decode.
ideogram pictures that symbolize idea or action.
hierarchy social classes: upper,middle,lower
zigguart trapezoidal temple (not temple)
cuneiform wedged-shaped writing on clay tablets.
codify to arrange and set down laws in writing.
criminal law robbery, assault, murder.
civil law property inheritance, taxes, marriage, divorce.
tolerance victor ‘acceptance’ of vanquished.
satrap a governor in Persian empire.
barter economy exchange good for another good.
money economy exchange ‘money’ for a good.
colony territory settled and ruled by foreign people.
aplhabet letters that represent spoken sounds.
Created by: ambermonfort