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Ancient Egypt Vocab

bureacrat A government official
cataract A waterfall or rapids in a river
delta A fan-shaped area of silt where a river flows into the sea
dynasty A line of rulers from one family
embalming The process of treating a body to keep it from decaying
hieroglyphics A writing system made up of a combination of picutres and sounds
papyrus A reed plant that grew wild along the Nile
pharaoh Ruler of ancient Egypt
pyramid Great stone tomb built for an Egyptian pharaoh
shadoof A bucket attached to a long pole used to transfer river water to storage basins
theocracy Government by religious leaders
Created by: Mrs.Fletcher