Every year, the Nile flooded the land on either side of it. When the water went down, it left behind a layer of thick, black soil. The Nile Valley has rich soils deposited by the rivers floodwaters. This helps irrigate the soil.
The Egyptians lived along the Nile River. Most of Egypt was sandy and rocky desert.
Ancient Egypt was ruled by kings called pharaohs. Pharaohs lived in a palace in a big city.
The pharaoh had many officials who carried out his orders.
Writers, called scribes, kept records of taxes collected and crops. Potters, weavers, and craftsman made everyday things people need. The poorest people were farmers and slaves.
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A series of rulers from the same family.
Pharaoh: A ruler of ancient Egypt.
Hieroglyphics: A writing system in which pictures
or symbols stand for ideas, objects, or sounds.
Papyrus: A paper like material used by Egyptians for
writing; made from reeds that grow in the Nile River.
Pyramid: A tomb for the dead, often for a dead ruler.
Mummy: A preserved body.
Peasant: A poor person who lives on and farms the land.
Any change of fertile land into desert.
Delta: A triangle shaped area of islands and marshes at the mouth of a river.
Silt: Fine bits of rock and soil carried or deposited by water.
Cataract: A waterfall or place where water runs fast over rocks.
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