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SS vocab

silt fine particles of fertile soil
Fertile Crescent is a crescent-shaped region containing the comparatively moist and fertile land
Polytheism a belief in more than one god
Myth a traditional story that explains the practices or beliefs of a people or something in the natural world
irrigation a system that supplies dry land with water through ditches, pipes, or streams
caravan a group of merchants traveling together for safety, usually with a large number of camels; a group of traveling merchants and animals
bazaar a marketplace
Mesopotamia was an ancient region in the eastern Mediterranean bounded in the northeast by the Zagros Mountains and in the southeast by the Arabian Plateau, corresponding to today's Iraq
city-state a city that governs itself and its surrounding territory
surplus an amount that is left over after a need has been met
empire a large territory or group of many territories governed by one ruler
tribute payment made to a ruler or state as a sign of surrender; payment to a ruler as a sign of submission or for protection
province a territory governed as a political district of a country or empire
epic a long poem that records the deeds of a legendary or real hero
astronomer a person who studies planets and stars
prophet a messenger sent by God to share God’s word with people
monotheism a belief in one God
scribe a person who copies or writes out documents; often a record keeper
cuneiform writing developed by the Sumerians that used wedge-shaped marks made in soft clay
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