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Mesopotamia Vocab

TermDefinition
Fertile Crescent nickname of Mesopotamia fertile soil and shape of area
Mesopotamia means land between 2 rivers
Cradle of Civilization nickname of Mesopotamia is birthplace of civilization
Middle East region where Mesopotamia is located
Iraq present day country name for Mesopotamia
Tigris and Euphrates rivers that create Mesopotamia
Sumer region in southern Mesopotamia where people 1st became civilized
Sumerians people who created 1st civilization in southern Mesopotamia
edubba school where boys learned to be scribes
scribes boys trained to write or keep records
cuneiform 1st written language done on clay tablets
stylus wooden stick used to write on clay tablets
ziggurat temple in center of every city state
city state farmland with city in center, protected by mud wall was like an independent country
Hammurabi king of Babylon created a law code known as Code of Hammurabi
irrigate moving water to crops
levees mud walls for flood control
canals ditches that bring water for irrigation
polytheistic belief in many gods
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