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1. SILT: fine, fertile soil 2. DELTA: triangle shaped marshy area 3. SANDSTONE : rock formed from pressed sand 4. CATARACTS: dangerous whitewater rapids 5. PAPYRUS: paper like sheet for writing 6. CULTURE: way of life shared by a group of people 7. ENGINEERING: putting science to practical use 8. HIEROGLYPHICS: little pictures that represents words or letters 9. ADOBE: bricks of sun-dried mud; also the word meaning house 10. TUTORS: private teachers 11. KOHL: black powder mixed with water 12. OCHRE: red clay 13. HENNA: plant dye 14. AMULETS: good luck charms 15. SHIFT: simple loose fitting dress 16. LOINCLOTHS: wrap-around skirts 17. WORLD VIEW: way of looking at life, the world and the universe 18. DEITIES: gods or goddesses 19. AFTERLIFE: happy continuation of life on earth with all its pleasures 20. PHARAOHS: Egyptian kings 21. EMBALM: technique for preserving the human corpse 22. MUMMIFICATION: form of embalming 23. NATRON: salty drying agent when mummifying a body 24. SHROUD: burial sheet 25. SARCOPHAGUS: stone coffin 26. OBEISANCE: to bow or submit 27. NOMARCHS: tax collector 28. PUBLIC WORKS: huge building project 29. MONUMENTS: structure to help us remember something of importance 30. CONTINUITY: long-term stability and security for a country to do well 31. LEGACY: something one generation leaves for these to follow 32. CIVILIZATION: can contain one culture or several that lasted for a long time 33. EGYPTOLOGY: study of ancient Egypt 34. NIB: pen that is cut from reeds, has a sharp point 35. BIBLIOGRAPHY: list of sources used 36. SHEMU: harvest time 37: SKHET: flood time 38: PERET: sowing time 39: HORUS: sky god 40: SETH: brother and enemy of HORUS 41: THOTH: God of writing, counting and wisdom 42: KHNUM: Creator god 43: HATHOR: Goddess of Women 44: SOBEK: God of the Faiym Region 45: RA: Sun god 46: AMUN: Sun God who became linked to Ra 47: ANUBIS: God of mummification 48. OSIRIS: God of vegetation and ruler of the underworld 49. ISIS: Wife of Osiris and mistress of magic
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