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desert

dry, sandy land with little or no plant life

upstream

in the direction against the flow of the river; at the upper part of hte river



unite

to bring together as one

Pharoh

a ruler of ancient Egypt

tax

money paid to support a government

tomb

a grave, usually one that is enclosed in stone or cement

pyramid

a huge stone structure with a square base and four triangular sides that meet at a point at the top; Egyptian rulers were buried in pyramids

transport

to move from one place to another

mummy

a dead body kept from rotting by being treated with chemicals and wrapped in cloth

hieroglyphics

a system of writing using pictures or symbols to represent objects, ideas, or sounds



papyrus

a writing paper the Egyptians made from water plants of the same name

translate

to change the words of one language to another