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  1. cataract
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    a waterfall
  2. delta
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    an area near a river's mouth where the water deposits fine silt.
  3. silt
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    fine, fertile soil deposited by a river.
  4. fertile
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    good for growing crops
  5. linen
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    a fabric woven fromt he fibers of a flax plant.
  6. scribe
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    people whose job was to write a keep records.
  7. hieroglyph
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    pictures that stand for different words or sounds.
  8. papyrus
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    a paper material made from a reed.
  9. afterlife
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    a life believed to follow death
  10. embalm
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    preserve a body after death
  11. mummy
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    a body that has been dried so it won't decay.
  12. dynasty
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    a line of rulers from the same family.
  13. succession
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    the order in which members of a royal family inherit a throne.
  14. pharaoh
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    The King of Egypt.
  15. pyramid
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    a structure shaped like a triangle with foud sides that meet at a point.
  16. step pyramid
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    pyramid that has sides that rise in a series of giant steps.
  17. Khufu
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    built the largest pyramid ever built - The Great Pyramid
  18. Hatshepsut
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    the first woman to rule as pharaoh
  19. oblisk
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    a four sided shaft with a pyramid shaped top.
  20. Ramses II
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    Reigned as pharaoh for 66 years and expanded the Egyptian empire.

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Ancient Egypt
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