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Chapter 4 & 5


cataracts rapids & waterfalls
delta a triangle shaped area of land made from soil deposited by a river.
pharaoh king or ruler of Egypt
dynasty a series of rulers from the same family
Old Kingdom Lasted for 500 years from 2700-2200 BC and was a time when pharaohs ruled as gods and were buried in pyramids
polytheism belief in many gods
mummies specially treated bodies wrapped in cloth
elite people of wealth and power
pyramids huge, stone tombs with four triangle-shaped sides that meet at a point on top.
engineering the application of scientific knowledge and practical purpose
Middle Kingdom a period of order and stability which lasted to about 1750 BC
New Kingdom a period during which Egypt reached the height of its power and glory
hieroglyphics Egyptian system of writing
papyrus a long-lasting, paper-like material made from reeds that grow on the Nile
Rosetta Stone a huge stone slab inscribed with hieroglyphics
sphinxes imaginary creatures with the bodies of lions and the heads of other animals or humans.
obelisks a tall, four sided pillar that is pointed on top
export items sent to other regions for trade
ivory white material made from elephant tusks
ebony a dark heavy wood
import goods brought in from other regions
nobles people from rich and powerful families * hint ruled in between Old and Middle Kingdom
Afterlife a belief in life after death
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