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World History 9 Ch2

World History 9 MWHS

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Rich soil carried by flooding silt
waterfall cataract
area of marshland formed by deposits of silt at the mouth of a river delta
dynasty ruling family
pharaoh Egyptian ruler
chief minister- supervised business and gov't in Egypt vizier
preserving the body of the dead mummification
picture writing developed by ancient Egyptians hieroglyphics
ancient Egyptian writing developed for everyday use demotic
plant grown along the banks of the Nile River- paper like material papyrus
temple dedicated to chief god or goddess of ancient Sumerian city-state ziggurat
wedge shaped writing of ancient Sumerians and other peoples cuneiform
deals with private rights of individuals civil law
governor of province in the Persian Empire satrap
belief in one God monotheistic
binding agreement covenant
spiritual leader believed to interpret God's will prophet
moral standards of behavior ethics
scattering of Jewish people from homeland in Palestine diaspora