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Ancient Middle East and Egypt

Mesopotamia The land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers
Codify To arrange and set down in writing
Hieroglyphics Egyptian symbols that represent objects
Papyrus An Egyptian plant used to make paper-like material
Patriarchal The men holding the greatest legal and moral authority
Mummification Preservation of dead bodies by embalming and wrapping in a cloth
Vizier A chief minister
Hierarchy System or ranking groups
Prophets Spiritual Leaders
Pharaohs Egyptian kings
Colony A territory settled and ruled by people from another land
Ethics Moral standards of behavior
Monotheistic Belief in one god
Torah The sacred text of the Jews
Bureaucracy A system of government
Deciphering Figure out the meaning of
Covenant A promise and agreement
Diaspora Spreading out of the Jewish people
Cataract A waterfall
Dynasty A ruling family
Created by: arik10202



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