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Ancient Egypt

Vocabulary Terms

TermDefinition
cataracts Larger boulder style rocks in a river that prevents boats from going up or down the river.
delta The place where a river empties into a larger body of water. (fan-shaped; fertile mud)
dynasty A line of leaders in a family, usually handed down from father to son.
embalming The process of removing all moisture from a body; leaving a dry form that did not decay.
hieroglyphics A writing system developed by the ancient Egyptians.
mummification The process in which ancient Egyptians prepared a dead body so it does not decay (rot)
papyrus A material like paper that the ancient Egyptians wrote on.
pharaoh The official title of an ancient Egyptian king.
pyramid Large, sloped, 4 sided structure used as a burial place in Egypt.
Created by: Mrs.Manley