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Ch. 2 History Vocab

cataract steep rapids formed by cliffs and boulders in a river.
delta area of fertile soil at the mouth of a river.
papyrus reed plant of the Nile Valley, used to make a form of paper.
hieroglyphics system of writing made up of thousands of picture symbols developed by the ancient Egyptians.
dynasty line of rulers from the same family.
pharaoh all-powerful king in ancient Egypt.
deity god or goddess.
embalming process developed by the ancient Egyptians of preserving a person's body after death.
mummy body that has been embalmed and wrapped in linen.
pyramid huge stone structure built by the ancient Egyptians to serve as a tomb.
tribute payment made by one group or nation to another to show obedience or to obtain peace or protection.
incense material burned for its pleasant smell.
savanna grassy plain.
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