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Fertile Cresent An area of rich farmland in Southwest Asia where the first civiliation began
Silt a mixture of fertile soil and tiny rocks that can make land ideal for farming
Irrigation A way of suppling water to an area of land
Canal A human-made waterway
Surplus more of something than is needed
Disvision of labor An arragement in which each worker specializes in a particular task or job
Rural A countryside area
Urban A city area
City-State A political unit consisting of a city and its surrounding countryside
Empire land with different territories and people under a single rule
Polytheism The worship of many gods
Priest A person who preforms religious ceremonies
Social Hierarchy the division of societys by ranks of classes
Cuneiform The worlds first system of writing:developed in sumer
Pictograph A picture symbol
Scribe A writer
Epics Long poems that tell the stories of heroes
Architecture The science of building
Ziggurant Pyrimid-shaped temple in Sumer
Alphabet A set of letters that can be combined to form words
Hammurabi A babylonian king who made a code of 282 laws
Chariot A wheeled, horse-drawn cart used in battle
Nebuchadnezzar a famous Chaldean King who rebuilt babylon into a beautiful city
Monarch a ruler of a kindom o empire
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