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Cuneiform
A form of writing with wedge shaped symbols that was used in Mesopotamia
Coptic
An Egyptian language no longer used accept in services of the Egyptian Christan church.
Ziggurat
A platform in the form of a terraced pyramid with each story smaller than the one below it.
Pictograph
A kind of graph that uses symbols instead of numbers to represent fixed amounts of a particular thing.
Irrigate
To bring water to crops usually through canals, ditches, or pipes.
Dike
A wall or bank built to control or hold back the water or river or sea.
Civilization
The stage of cultural development marked by the the presence of cites, trade, government, art, writing and science.
Archaeologist
A scientist who studies objects, ruins, and other evidence of human life in the past.
Delta
The land formed by mud and sand in the mouth of a river.
Papyrus
A tall reed that grows in the Nile valley. The pith(spongy center part) was used to make a paper like substance.
Pharaoh
A ruler of ancient Egypt. From the Egyptian word for "great house".
Oasis
A green place in a desert where wells provide water.
Mummy
A body treated for burial with preservatives to keep it from decaying.
Hieroglyphics
A form of picture writing used by early Egyptians.
Pyramid
A massive four-sided structure built on a broad base and narrowing gradually to a point at the top.
Silt
Fine particles of the earth that are carried and disposed by water and wind.
Scribe
A person who copied manuscripts and records and wrote letters.