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Reid- First Civilization, Unit 1, Ch. 2

empire a group of many different lands under one ruler
mud brick Sumerian building material
scribe record keeepers who often went on to become government officials
nomad people who regularly move from place to place
ziggurat grand temple with a shrine at the top, like a giant square wedding cake
irrigation building dams, channels, walls and ditches to bring water to crops
Mesopotamia land between 2 rivers, the cradle of civilizations
artisans skilled workers who made metal products of cloth or pottery
historian people who study and write about the human past
cuneiform Sumerian writing system
bronze a mixture of copper and tin
archaelogists study artifacts and fossils to help them understand the past
Nebuchadnezzar Chaldean king who built the hanging gardens
Hammurabi created a written law code
Assyrians warlike group
Sargon King of the Akkadians who conquered all of Mesopotamia
Created by: seagullq