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World History 1

River Civilizations Vocabulary review

Termworld's first alphabet
polytheistic belief in many gods
Tigris and Euphrates rivers in Mesopotamia
ziggurat temple built by Mesopotamians
hieroglyphics Egyptian alphabet
papyrus paper made from papyrus plant
pharoah Egyptian king
pyramid tombs for Egyptian rulers and pharoahs
Nile River this river allowed Egyptians and Nubians to irrigate their crops.
Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa two large cities in Indus River Valley
Egypt large civilization along the Nile River
Indus River runs through part of India
indoor plumbing pipes and canals used to carry water to bathouses in Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa
Huang He river also known as Yellow River because of the color of silt it left behind after a flood.
Shang Dynasty China's earliest dynasty
scribe a professional writer
Oracle Bones earliest Chinese alphabet was written on shells and bones
monarchy any government ruled by a king/queen
dynasty a government ruled by a family of rulers
India the Indus River runs through part of this country
calendars invented by Mesopotamian civilizations
Nubians/Kingdom of Kush civilization south of Egypt, they traded and fought with the Egyptians
Himalayan mountains natural boundary located north of the Indus River valley
Sumerians world's first civilization, located in Mesopotamia
cuneiform world's first alphabet, invented by the Sumerians
irrigation the watering of land to make it ready for agriculture; building canals is a form of this.
bronze was used to make weapons, jewelry, and art in the Shang Dynasty
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