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Goliath
Leader of the Philistine army. David defeated him.
Mummy
A body treated for burial with preservatives to keep it from decaying.
Ancestor
A person from whom a family or group is descended.
Gligamesh and Enkidu
The two famous characters in the story about Mesopotamia's first civilization.
Hieroglyphics
Early picture writing used by the Egyptians.
Pyramids
The most famous of all the pharaohs' tombs.
Abraham
The ancestor of the Israelites.
Civilization
The stage of cultural development marked by the presence of cities, trade, government, art, writing and science.
Moses
Led the Israelites out of Egypt.
Oasis
A green place in the desert where wells provide water.
Papyrus
A tall reed that grows in the Nile Valley. The Egyptians used it to make paper.
Irrigate
To bring water to crops through canals, ditches or pipes.
David
The most famous ruler of the Israelites.
Coptic
an Egyptian language.
Scribe
A person who copied manuscripts and records and wrote letters.
Dike
A wall built to hold back flood water from a river or sea.
Rosetta Stone
the key to helping scholars interpret Egyptian words.
Silt
Fine particles of soil carried in water.
Joseph
High official of the pharaoh when the Israelites came to live in Egypt.
Archaeologist
A scientist who studies objects, ruins, and other evidence of human life in the past.
Soloman
Son of David. He was known as the wise ruler of Israel.
Hammurabi's Laws
Required that people be responsible for their actions.
Pictograph
A graph that uses symbols to represent fixed amounts of a particular thing.
Delta
The land formed by mud and sand in the mouth of a river.
Sumerians
The first civilized people in Mesopotamia.
Ziggurat
A platform with a temple built on top of it.
Cuneiform
Writing with wedged-shaped symbols that was used in Mesopotamia.
Pharaoh
Ruler, or king of ancient Egypt.
King Tut
Famous boy-king of Egypt. His tomb was discovered in 1922.
The Nile River
The world's longest river.