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Lindsay - History

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Cataract
A large powerful waterfall
Delta
Mouth of the river
Papyrus
A writing material made by the Egyptions from reed.
Dynasty
A series of rulers from the same family.
Afterlife
The life that follows death
Book of the Dead
Hymns, prayers, and magic spells put in the tombs
Embalm
A way to pospone the decay of a dead body.
Mummy
A dead body embalmed in the manner of ancient Egypt.
Sarcophagus
Any kind of coffin.
Pharaoh
A ruler of Egypt
Pyramid
a egyption building where they put pharos egyption tombs insid of.
Natron
Salt to embalm the body
Canopic jars
Jars put into the tomb - usually 4. you put organs into but not the heart.
Hieroglyphics
The ancient Egyptian writing system
Rosetta Stone
probided the key to unlock hierogylphics
Ra
Sun god
Osiris
Chief god of the underworld
menes
legendary king of upper and lower egypt who started first egyption dynasty
tutankhamen
king tut he was the ruler from 1352 bce he was the longest king tomb to not be looted.
hatshepsut
a ruler of egypt during 18 dynasty 1503 to 1482 BCE only female ruler
obelisks
a tall four sided stone pillar that tapers to a point on the pyramid.

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