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chap 4 Mesopotamia

A mix of rich soil and small rocks brought to the land by flooding rivers. silt
A belief in more than one god. Polytheism
A system of writing developed by the Sumerians that used wedge shaped marks made in clay. cuneiform
A pyramid shaped structure with a temple at the top. Ziggurat
A system that supplies dry land with water through ditches, pi[es, or streams. Irrigation
Extra amount, after a need has been met surplus
A city that governs itself and its surrounding territory. city-state
A large territory or group of many territories governed by one ruler. empire
A payment made to a ruler or state as a sign of surrender. tribute
A territory governed as a political district of a country or empire. province
A group of merchants traveling together for safety, usually with a large number of camels. caravan
A person who studies planets and stars. Astronomer
What two rivers does Mesopotamia lay between? Tigris River and the Euphrates River
A long poem that tells the story of a hero. epic
Based on the cycles of the moon, The Sumerians developed _________. 12 month calendar
Who is known for forming the worlds first empire? Sargon
King who was the first to display laws in writing. Hammurabi
The Assyrian's used weapons made of _____. iron
The worlds first library was built in ____ Nineveh
A giant staircase covered with vines, plants and trees in Babylon is know as _____. The Hanging Gardens
How did Hammurabi's Code differ from earlier Sumerian laws? Hammurabi's Code was the first written rules of law
What did scribes of Mesopotamia write on? Clay tablets
Belief inn one God Monotheism
Curved shape of land that runs from Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf Fertile Crescent
a marketplace Bazaar
A person who copies or writes documents Scribe
A traditional story that explains the practices and beliefs of people Myth
Land between two rivers Mesopotamia
Messenger sent by God to share Gods word with the people Prophet
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