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River Valleys

civilization an advanced society that is developed and organized
fertile crescent region in Asia that the Mesopotamian people settled in.
architecture science and design of buildings
agriculture raising plants and animals for human needs
irrigation man made system of moving water
silt rich soil left from flooding
ziggurat Mesopotamian step pyramid built for their gods
cuneiform Mesopotamian wedge shaped writing
polytheistic worship many gods
barter trade without money
Tigris and Euphrates rivers Mesopotamian rivers in the Fertile Crescent
Nile River Egypt's river that flows north into the Mediterranean sea.
cataract waterfalls in the Nile River (or any river)
oasis small watering hole in a desert
hieroglyphics Egyptian picture writing
Pharaoh king of Egypt
Vizier pharaoh's right hand man
pyramid tomb for pharaohs
tomb a place to bury the dead
Indus River Harappan (India's) river
Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa planned ancient Indus cities
sanskrit ancient Indian writing
Huang He River river that flows through Ancient China
calligraphy Chinese writing
silk Chinese fabric
silk road famous trade route that connected China to Europe
Himalayan Mountains mountain range that separated India and China
Created by: joanneduhan



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