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cataract
a waterfall or spot where water runs fast over rocks
delta
a triangle-shaped area of islands and marshes at the mouth of a river
desertification
any change of fertile land into desert
predict
to tell ahead of time what will happen
silt
fine bits of rock and soil carried or deposited by water
dynasty
a series of rulers from the same family
edict
a command
hieroglyphics
a writing system in which pictures or symbols stand for sounds, whole words, or ideas
mummy
a preserved body
papyrus
a paperlike material ancient Egyptians used to write on; made from reeds that grow in the Nile River
peasant
a poor person who lives on and farms the land
pharaoh
a ruler of ancient Egypt
pyramids
a burial place for the dead, often for a dead ruler
annex
to take over
independence
complete freedom
obelisk
an ancient stone monument
trading network
a group of buyers and sellers