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Flashcards in Ancient Egypt Vocabulary Deck (17):
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Patriarchy

System of government where men hold power

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Bureaucracy

System of government most important decisions are made by state officials

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Ziggurat

A rectangular tower sometimes surmounted by a temple.

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Dowry

Property, money brought by a bride to her marriage

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Sarcophagus

A decorated coffin

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Polytheism

To believe/worship multiple gods

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Canopic Jar

An urn to store organs from an embalmed body

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Cuneiform

Characters used in ancient writing

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Monarchy

Form of government with a monarch

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Artisan

A skilled worker using hands

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Pharaoh

A high born ruler in Egypt

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Papyrus

Materiel found in a water plant used in sheets. Used for writing, painting and building materials.

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Hieroglyphics

Writings with symbols

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Pyramid

A structure where Egyptians are buried

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Mummification

A process in how you preserve a body

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Reincarnation

Rebirth of the soul in a new body

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Pantheon

A temple dedicated to gods