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world history ch 2

silt rich soil
cataract high waterfall, rapids
delta triangle shaped area
dynasty ruling family
pharaoh ruler
vizier chief minister
mummification preservation of dead body
hieroglyphics egyptian picture writing
ideogram pictures that symbolize idea or action
demotic egyptian language of the people
papyrus reed along nile used as paper
decipher decode
hierarchy social classes: upper, middle, lower
ziggurat trapezoidal 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
colony territory settled and ruled by foreign people
alphabet letters that represent spoken sounds
monotheistic belief in one god
covenant a binding agreement
patriarchal father is head of family
sabbath holy day for rest and worship
prophet spiritual leader
diaspora scattering of people
Created by: blake malone
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