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Calcutt Egypt

Vocabulary for Egypt unit

TermDefinition
embalm a process used to preserve a dead body
pyramid a huge triangular tomb built by the Egyptians and other peoples
sarcophagus a case that holds a body preserved as a mummy
archaeologist people who practice archaeology/study the past based on what people left behind
delta a triangular-shaped area of land made from soil deposited by a river
papyrus a long-lasting, paper-like material made from reeds that the ancient Egyptians used to write on
hieroglyphics the ancient Egyptian's writing system that used picture symbols
dynasty a series of rulers from the same family
theocracy government ruled by a god/king
pharaoh the title used by the rulers of Egypt
Created by: calcutts