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Ancient Near East

Ancient Near East Terms

Who created the world's first empire in 2243 BCE? Sargon of Akkad
What was the kind of writing utilized by the ancient Sumerians? Cuneiform
The Hittites were the first armed force to use... Iron
What famous literature was based on the King of Uruk in ancient Sumeria? Gilgamesh
Egyptian history was divided into kingdoms named: The Old Kingdom, the Middle Kingdom, and the New Kingdom
What did the Egyptians build to store the Nile's water in the dry season? Irrigation canals and a system of ponds
Where was the capital moved to in the new kingdom? Thebes
Name two things that made farming in Ancient Egypt very productive? Mineral-rich silt deposits and irrigation technology
The Pyramid texts consisted of numerous... Curses and Utterances
What was the name of the kingdom that Cyrus the Great conquered to free the Persians? The Medes
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