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World History

Chapter 2

Silt Rich Soil
Cataract high waterfalls, rapids
Delta triangle-shaped area (marshy flatland)
Dynasty ruling family
Pharaoh Ruler
Vizier Chief Minster
Mummification Preservation of a 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(not tomb)
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
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
Ethics moral standards
Diaspora scattering of people.
Created by: LilyKilcrease