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dynasty
a series of rulers from the same family
pharaoh
a ruler of ancient Egypt
edict
a command
hieroglyphics
a writing system in which pictures or symbols stand for sounds, whole words, or ideas
papyrus
a paper like material that ancient Egyptians used to write on ; made from reedsthat grow in the nile river
pyramid
a burial place for the dead ,often for a dead ruler
mummy
a perserved body
peasent
a person who lives on and farmes the land
desertification
any change of fertle land in to desert
delta
islands and marshes
silt
fine bits of rock and soil
predict
to tell ahead of time
cataract
a waterfall