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delta a triangular region formed at the mouth of a river by deposits of silt
cataracts rocky stretches in a river marked by a rapid currents or waterfalls
Menes First Pharaoh of Egypt; he is credited with uniting Upper and Lower Egypt and is said to have found the city of Memphis, the capital of unified Egypt
pharaoh ruler of ancient Egypt
theocracy a government ruled by religious leaders who claimed GodÅ› authority
bureaucracy a highly structured organization often governmental managed by officials
Hatshepsut Queen of Egypt she took the throne in the place of her stepson Thutmose III and during her reign focused on temple-building projects and trade
obelisks tall thin pillars with pyramid shaped tops
mummification the process pf preserving the body with chemicals after death
hieroglyphics a form of Egyptian writing in which picture symbols represent sounds
papyrus a paper-like material made by Egyptians from the stem of a reedy papyrus plant which grows in the Nile River delta
Rosetta Stone a granite stone found in 1799 that bears an inscription in hieroglyphics demotic characters and Greek;gave the first clue to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics
Piankhi King of Egypt Kush ;he led the Kushites north into Egypt, Conquering all of Egypt and making himself pharoh
Smelt to melt or fuse metal in order to separate the metallic components
Ramses the Great Pharaoh of Egypt;he led an army against Hittite invaders of Egypt.He ruled Egypt with extravagance and built more temples and monuments than any other Egyptian Pharaoh
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