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Chapter 3

TermDefinition
delta A triangular region formed at the mouth of a river by deposits of silt
cataracts Rocky stretches in a river marked by rapid currents or waterfalls
Menes First pharaoh of Egypt: said to have founded the city of Memphis
pharaoh Ruler of ancient Egypt
theocracy A government ruled by religious leaders who claimed God's authority
bureaucracy A highly structured organization, often governmental, managed by officials
Hatshepsut Queen of ancient Egypt: took place of her stepson
Ramses the Great Pharaoh of Egypt: led an army against the Hittite
obelisks tall, thin pillars with pyramid shaped tops
mummification the process of preserving the body with chemicals after death
hieroglyphics A form of ancient writing in which picture symbols represent sounds
papyrus A paper like material made by ancient Egyptians from the stem of the reedy papyrus plant, which grows in the Nile river delta
Rosetta stone A granite stone found in 1799 that bears an inscription in hieroglyphic, domestic characters, and greek
Piankhi King of ancient Kush; led the Kushites north into Egypt
smelt to melt or fuse metal in order to separate the metallic components
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