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Ancient Egypt

Cataract a waterfall or rapids in a river
Delta an area where sand, silt, clay, or gravel is dropped at the mouth of a river
Papyrus a reed plant that grows wild along the Nile River
Shadoof a bucket attached to a long pole used to transfer river water to storage basins
Dynasty a line of rulers from a single family that holds power for a long time
Hieroglyphics the system of writing that uses small pictures to represent sounds or words
Theocracy a government of religious leader(s)
Pharaoh the name for powerful ruler in ancient Egypt
Embledding he process of treating a body to prevent it from decaying
Pyramid a great stone tomb for an Egyptian pharaoh
Incense a gum, spice, or other substance that is burned for the sweet smell it produces.
Envoy a government representative to another country
Canopic Jar a covered urn used in ancient Egyptian burials to hold the entrails from an embalmed body.
Silt fine particles of fertile soil
Linen cloth woven from flax.
Natron a mineral salt found in dried lake beds, consisting of hydrated sodium carbonate.
Sarcophagus a stone coffin, typically adorned with a sculpture or inscription
Chariots a two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle used in ancient warfare and racing.
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