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Egypt and Sumer

City state political unit consisting of a city and its surrounding country side
Delta triangle shaped area of land made from soil deposits from a river
Empire land with different territories and people under one ruler
Pharaoh ruler of Egypt
Polytheism worship of many gods
Dynasty series of rulers from the same family
Social Hierarchy division of society by rank or class
Pyramids huge triangular tomb built by Egyptians and other people
Cuneiform world’s first system of writing
Rosetta Stone huge stone slab with many languages (Greek, Hieroglyphics) that allowed historians to understand Egyptian writing
Monarch ruler of a kingdom or empire
Merchants trader
Hammurabi’s Code Earliest known collection of laws, created in Babylon
Nobles rich and powerful person
Obelisk tall, pointed, four sided pillar in ancient egypt
Created by: ilmswarrior