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Foy WH Ch. 4 Vocab

cataracts rapids along a river, such as those along the Nile in Egypt
delta a triangle-shaped area of land made from soil deposited by a river
pharoah the title used by the rulers of Egypt
dynasty a series of rulers from the same family
Old Kingdom the period from about 2700 to 2200 BC in Egyptian history that began shortly after Egypt was unified
noble a rich and powerful person
afterlife life after death; much of the Egyptian religion focused on the afterlife
mummy a specially treated body wrapped in cloth for preservation
elite people of wealth and power
pyramids a huge triangular tomb built by the Egyptians and other peoples
engineering the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes
Middle Kingdom the period of Egyptian history from about 2050 to 1750 BC and marked by order and stability
New Kingdom the period from about 1550 to 1050 BC in Egyptian history when Egypt reached the height of its power and glory
hieroglyphics the ancient Egyptian writing system that used picture symbols
papyrus a long-lasting paper-like material made from the reeds that the ancient Egyptians used to write on
sphinx an imaginary creature with a human head a the body of a lion that was often shown on Egyptian statues
obelisk a tall, pointed, four-sided pillar in ancient Egypt
exports items sent to other regions for trade
imports goods brought in from other regions
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