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TermDefinition
Delta A triangular region at the mouth of a river by silt deposits.
caratacts Rocky stretches in a river marked by rapid currents or water falls.
Menes First Pharaoh of Egypt; united all of Egypt.
Pharaoh A ruler of ancient Egypt.
Theocracy A government ruled by religious leaders who claim God's authority.
Bureaucracy A highly structured organization, often governmental, managed by officials.
Hatshepsut Queen of ancient Egypt; she took the throne in place of her son Thutmose III.
Ramses the Great Pharaoh of Egypt; he led an army against Hittite invaders of Egypt.
Obelisks Tall, thin pillars with pyramid-shaped tops.
mumification The process of preserving the body with chemicals after death.
Hieroglyphs A form of ancient writing in which picture symbols represent sound.
Papyrus A paper like substance made by ancient Egyptians .
Rosetta stone A granite stone found in 1799 that Bears an inscription of hieroglyphics, demotic characters, and Greek; gave the first clue to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics.
Piankhi King of ancient Kush; he led the Kushites north into Egypt. conquering all of Egypt and becoming Pharaoh .
Smelt To melt or fuse metals in order to separate their Metallic components.
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