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Egypt Part 1


cataract a waterfall
delta an area near a river’s mouth where the water deposits fine soil called silt
fertile good for growing crops
linen fabric woven from fibers of flax plants
scribes people whose job was to write and keep records
Hieroglyphs pictures that stand for different words or sounds
papyrus paperlike material from a reed of the same name
afterlife life believed to follow death
embalm to preserve a body after death
mummy body that has been dried so it won’t decay
inherit to receive something from a person who has died
portray to show by means of a picture
Created by: hlillard