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Silt
A mixture of tiny bits of soil and rock carried and deposited by a river.
delta
The flat, fan shaped land made of silt deposited at the mouth of a river.
irrigation
The watering of dry land by means of canals or pipes.
unification
The joining of separate parts, such as kingdoms, into one.
pharaoh
The title used by the rulers of ancient Egypt.
economy
The way people manage money and resources for the production of goods and services.
hieroglyphics
The ancient Egyptian system of writing that used symbols to stand for objects, ideas or sounds.
scribe
A professional writer who kept records and copied letters of official documents
papyrus
A kind of paper made from papyrus, a reed plant growing along the Nile, that ancient Egyptians used for writing.
Menes
3100 B.C. King of Upper Egypt who united Upper and Lower Egypt.
Khufu
2650-2600 B.C. Egptian pharoah who built the Great Pyramid.
empire
A group of lands and peoples ruled by one governement.
expedition
A group of people who go on a trip for a specific reason.
Tutankhamun
1371-1352 B.C. Egyptian pharaoh who ruled from about the ages of 7 to 17;
Hatshepsut
1520-1482 B.C. One of the few women pharaohs; organized a trade expedition to Egypt's southern neighbor - Punt.