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Fertile Crescent an area of rich farmland in southwest asia where the first civilzations began
silt a mix of fertile soil and tiny rocks that can make land ideal for farming
irrigation a way of supplying water to an area of land
canal a human-made waterway
surplus more of something than is needed
division of labor an arrangement 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 performs religious ceremonies
social hierarchy the division of society by rank or class
cuneiform the worlds first system of writing;developed in sumer
pictograph a picture symbol
scribe a writer
epics long poems that tell the stories oh heroes
architecture the science of building
ziggurat a pyramid-shaped temple in sumer
hammurabi a babylonian king who made a code of 282 laws
monarch a ruler of a kingdom or empire
chariot a wheeled horse-drawn cart used in battle
nebuchadnezzar a famous chaldean king who rebuilt babylon into a beautiful city
alphabet a set of letters that can be combined to form words
Created by: kyodice