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Ancient Civ. Vocab 1

Unit 3 Ancient Civilizations Vocabulary 1 (QUIZ 10/02)

Anno Domini; the period of history that begins with the birth of Christ A.D.
the period of ancient history before the birth of Christ B.C.
first form of writing cuneiform
area of rich soil between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers where the first civilizations emerged Fertile Crescent
ancient Babylonian poem; oldest recorded story; a king of Uruk Gilgamesh
a Greek word that means the "land between the rivers" Mesopotamia
belief in one god monotheism
time before recorded history prehistory
Mesopotamian pyramid-shaped structure used for religious ceremonies ziggurat
collection of ancient Babylonian laws Hammurabi Code
complex society that has language, religion,job specialization, a social hierarchy, public works, government,art and architecture, and development of cities. civilization
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