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Unit 2 Ch 4 Sec 1-2

Egypt Sec 1-2

TermDefinition
cataracts a rocky outcrop that forms rapids along a river
delta a triangle-shaped area of land made of soil deposited at the mouth of a river
pharaoh the title used by the rulers of Egypt
dynasty a series of rulers from the same family
Old Kingdom a period in Egyptian history that lasted from about 2700 BC to 2200BC
nobles people from rich and powerful families
afterlife a life after death
embalming the process of preserving a body after death
mummies specially treated bodies wrapped in cloth
elite people of wealth or power
pyramids huge stone tombs with four triangle-shaped sides that meet at the top
engineering the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes
Created by: mrs.fehr