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Egypt Vocabulary

obelisk a four sided pillar with a top shaped like a pyramid.
hieroglyphic a picture or symbol used to present a word, syllable, or sound.
papyrus a tall reed like plant growing by the bank of the Nile River; used by Egyptians to make various thing.
Sphinx a stone structure with a head of a human and body of a lion; built by king Khafre.
pyramid protected the body of the pharaoh after death and allowed the "akh: , or spirit, to enjoy life's pleasures for eternity.
pharaoh (means "great house") title belonging tot the ruler of ancient Egypt who was worshipped as a god.
silt a mixture of tiny bits of soil and rock, over the land near a river, providing fertile farmland.
Great Pyramid tomb of King Khufu; largest building int he world until the 20th century; one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Rosetta Stone 3 languages (2 forms of Egyptian writing and one in Greek)
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