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fertile crescent an area of rich farmland in southwest asia where the first civilizations began
slit a mixture of fertil soil and tiny rocks that can make land ideal for farming
irrigation away of supplying water to an area of land
canal a human made waterway
supluse more of something than is needed
division of labor an arrangement in which each worker specilizea in a particular task or job
rural a countryside area
urban a city area
city state a political uint consisting of a city and its surrounding countryside
empire land with different territories and peoples under a single rule
polytheism the worship of many gods
priest a person who perfomes religious ceremonies
social herarchy the division of soceity by rank or class
cuneiform the worlds first system of writing developed sumer
pictograph a picturer symbol
scribe a writer
epics long poems that tell the stories of heroes
architecture the science of building
ziggurat a pyramid shaped temple in sumer
alphabet a set of letters that can combined to form words
hammurabi a Babylonian king who made a code 282 laws
monarch a ruler of a kingdom or empire
chariot a wheeled horse drawn cart used in battel
nuebuchadnezzar a famous Chaldean king who rebuilt Babylon into a beautiful
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