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oaisis
place in desert where allows plant and animal life
silt
fertile soil carried as sediment in river water
hieroglyphics
method of Egyptian that used pictures of symbols to indicate words or sounds
papyrus
writing material made byh the ancient Egyptians out of plant stems
kingdom
term for monarchy
monarchy
form of government headed by a king or queen
pharaoh
Egyptian rulers title
dynasty
family of rulers whose right to rule is hereditary
emipre
for of government that united different territories and people under one ruler
polytheism
believing in many gods
monotheism
belief in only one god
caravans
groups of people traveling together for safety ovcer long distances
scribes
clerks who read or wrote for those who could not do so themselves
mummification
preservation process that involved treating a corpse with various chamicals
city-state
form o fgovernemnts that consisted of a town or city and the surrounding land it controlled
cuneiform
Sumerian method of writing useing a stylus to make combinations of wedge shapes
arch
curved structure over an opening
ziggurats
Sumerian temples built in layers, each one smaller than the other
cavalry
military units of soldiers on horses
barter
exanchge of one commodity or service for another
money economy
economic system based on the use of maney rather than on barter
ethical monotheism
Hebrew form of monotheism, or drive out certain ethic groups from a country or region