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Unit 1 Ch 3 Sec 3-4

Sumerian Achievements & Later People of the Fertile Crescent

cuneiform the world's first writing system
pictographs picture symbols
scribe someone who is hired to write
epics long poems that tell stories of heroes
architecture the science of building
ziggurat a pyramid-shaped temple tower
Epic of Gilgamesh the world's oldest epic that tells the story of a legendary king
monarch the ruler of a kingdom or empire
Hammurabi's Code the earliest known written collection of laws
chariot a wheeled, horse-drawn cart used in battle
alphabet a set of letters that can be combined to form words
Created by: mrs.fehr