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pharoah
a ruler of ancient Egypt
edict
a command
dynasty
a series of rulers from the same family
hieroglyphics
a writing system in which pictures or symbols stand for sounds, whole words or ideas
papyrus
a paper like material ancient Egyptians used to write on; made from reeds that grow in the Nile River
mummy
a preserved body
pyramid
a burial place for the dead, often for a dead ruler
peasant
a poor person who lives on and farms the land
desertification
the process of becoming a desert
predict
to guess or know ahead of time
silt
little bits of rock and soil
delta
a triangle-shaped area of islands and marshes at the mouth of a river.
cataract
q waterfall or a spot wher water runs fast over rocks
equal justice
fair treatment under law
emperor
the ruler of an empire
empire
a conquered land of many people and many places governed by one and only one ruler
taxation
the practice of requiring people to pay taxes to support th government
conquer
to take over
social class
a group that has a particular amount of importance in a society
monotheism
a belief in one g-d
barter
the exchange of one good or service for another
cultural diffusion
th spread of ideas frome one place to another place
money economy
an economics system based on money rather than on bartering