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DE 3.2 vocab.

TermDefinition
civilization A civilization is an advanced form of culture.
city-state A city-state is an independent kingdom or state made up of a city and the surrounding lands it controls.
empire an extensive group of states or countries under a single supreme authority
culture the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively.
Ziggurats a rectangular stepped tower, sometimes surmounted by a temple.
cuneiform ancient writing.
irrigation supply water to to help growth.
code of laws an organized written statement of the rules of a society or nation.
social pyramid a way of illustrating the social organization of a particular society.
artisan one that involves making things by hand.
merchant a person or company involved in trade.
scribe a person who copies out documents.
patriarchal of, relating to, or characteristic of a system of society or government controlled by men.
Sumer an ancient region in southwestern Asia, in present-day Iraq.
akkadians of or relating to Akkad in ancient Babylonia or its people or their language.
Sargon the semilegendary founder of the ancient kingdom of Akkad.
Hammurabi the sixth king of the first dynasty of Babylonia.
Babylon an ancient city in Mesopotamia, the capital of Babylonia in the 2nd millennium bc.
Neo-Babylonian empire it gained power for a brief period following the Assyrian Empire.
Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon 605–562 bc.