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Mesopotamia 2016

epic a long poem that tells the story of a hero
rural countryside area
urban city area
Hammurabi's Code a set of 282 laws governing daily life in Babylon; the earliest known collection of written laws; frequently referred to as "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth" style of law
silt a mixture of fertile soil and tiny rocks that can make a land ideal for farming
polytheism worship of many gods
city-states a political unit consisting of a city and its surrounding countryside
irrigation a way of supplying water to an area of land
surplus more of something than is needed
ziggurat a pyramid-shaped temple in ancient Sumer
cuneiform the world's first system of writing; scribes used a stylus to make wedge-shaped symbols on clay tablets
scribe a writer
Created by: clavery