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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 represent 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 things
Sphinx a stone structure with a the head of a human and the 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 pleasure for eternity
pharaoh (means "great house") title belonging to the ruler of ancient Egypt who was worshipped as a god
silt a mixture of tiny bits of sol and rock, over the land near a river, providing fertile farmland
great pyramid tomb of the king Khufu largest building in the world 20th century one of the seven wonders of ancient world
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