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Mesopotamia 1

A.D. Anno Domini; the period of history that begins with the birth of Christ
B.C. the period of ancient history before the birth of Christ
civilization complex society that has language, religion,job specialization, a social hierarchy, public works, government,art and architecture, and development of cities.
cuneiform first form of writing
Fertile Crescent area between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers where the first civilizations emerged
Gilgamesh ancient Babylonian poem; oldest recorded story; a king of Uruk
Mesopotamia land between the rivers
monotheism belief in one god
prehistory time before recorded history
ziggurat Mesopotamian pyramid-shaped structure used for religious ceremonies
Hammurabi Code collection of ancient Babylonian laws
ancient history first civilizations that wrote and kept records; 3500 BC to 476 AD
Tigris and Euphrates Rivers Main rivers in the Fertile Crescent region
Sumer the world's first civilization, founded in Mesopotamia, which existed for over 3,000 years
city-state ancient area with its own government and culture
Created by: cindywells