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fertile crescent an area of rich farmland in southwest asia where the frist civilzations began
silt a mixture of fertile soil and tiny rocks that can make land ideal for farming
irrigaton a way of supplying water to an area of land
canal a human made water way
surplus more of something than is needed
division of labor an arrangement in which each worker specializes in a particlar task or job
ruarl a countryside area
urban a city area
city state a politcal unit consisting of a city and it surrounding countryside
empire land with different territories and pepole under a same rule
polytheism the worship of many gods
priest a person who perorm religious ceremonies
social hierarchy the divion of a society by rank or class
cuneiform the world frist system of writing develoed in sumer
pictograph a picture symbol
scribe a writer
epics long poems that tell the stories of heros
architecture the science of building
ziggurat a pyramid shaped temple in sumer
alphabet a set of letters that can be combined to form words
hammurabi a babylonian king who made of 282 laws
monarch a ruler of a kingdom
chariot a wheeled hourse drawn cart used in battle
nebuchadnezzar a famous chaldean king who rebuild babylon into a beautiful city
Created by: zvincent