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SS Ch. 4

Ch. 4 The Nile Valley

predict to tell ahead of time what will happen
deity one exalted or revered as supremely good or powerful, such as a god
mummy a preserved body
nation-state a region with a united group of people and a single government
heiroglyphics a writing system in which pictures or symbols stand for sounds, words, or ideas
pyramid a stone structure having a square base and triangular sides that come to a point at top and used as a burial place for a dead ruler
inundation the yearly time of flooding in ancient Egypt
afterlife a life after death
cataract a waterfall or a spot where water runs fast over rocks; rocky rapids
dynasty a series of rulers from the same family
papyrus a paperlike material on which ancient Egyptians wrote; made from the reeds grown along the Nile River
prosperity economic success or well-being
vizier the chief adviser to an ancient Egyptian pharaoh
heir a person who has the right to another person's property or title
annex to add on
nome an ancient Egyptian district
pharaoh a ruler of ancient Egypt
trade route a path that traders use as they exchange goods
mineral a natural resource found in rocks
obelisk an ancient stone monument; a tall slender stone pillar with four sides and a pointed top
ally a supporter
independence the freedom to govern oneself
trading network a system in which buyers and sellers from different places can exchange goods
decipher to interpret the meaning of
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