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World History 1

Mesopotamia Vocabulary

cuneiform world's earliest system of writing; pictographic Invented by the Sumerians
Epic of Gilgamesh epic poem; perhaps the world's oldest piece of literature
Civilization whose economy was based on international trade Phoenicians: their boats traveled back and forth across the Mediterranean Sea trading with people in Africa, Europe, and Mesopotamia
phonographic alphabet based on sounds, it influenced many other writing systems. Invented by the Phoenicians
stylus a writing utensil used to make shapes in wet clay (Cuneiform).
Hammurabi's Code world's first law code (system of laws) created by Babylonian king. ("eye for an eye; tooth for a tooth")
monotheism belief in one god.
Abraham leader of the Hebrews, who created the first monotheistic religion
Moses created one of the world's first written religious guidelines, the Ten Commandments; led the Hebrew people out of Egypt.
Ten Commandments religious and non-religious rules that Hebrews/Jews try to follow; created by the Hebrew leader, Moses.
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