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Mesopotamia Vocab

TermDefinition
Civilization advance form of culture that developed in cities
City-state political unit made up a city and surrounding lands
Ziggurat temple built on top of small platforms
polytheism belief in many gods
Monotheism belief in one god
Pictographs pictures or drawings that mean or a idea
cuneiform first known form of writing
scribes people who wrote down history and records
Mesopotamia land between the Tigris and Euphrates River
Fertile Cresent land in the shape of half moon that is very good for planting
empire many lands and people under one rule
exile removed from ones homeland by force
Code of law written laws for people to follow
justice fair treatment for all people under the law
Tigris and Euphrates Rivers two rivers that provide life for the people of the region
irrigation system provided water to the crops through canals and dicthes
Created by: MsMartinOLBR