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Ancient Egypt and Me

Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia (DMS7SS)

TermDefinition
Anthropology The study of human culture, past and present.
Mesopotamia A region in extending from Iraq and Syria which included the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Greek for "between the rivers".
Civilization Way of life for a large group of people, such as a cities or a nation, which includes: government, religion, art & architecture, technology, system of writing, social structure, and stable food supply.
Government The system in which a culture is organized, controlled, and regulated.
Irrigagtion A man-made system to supply water to crops and farm fields.
Cuneiform System of writing used by the Mesopotamians.
Hammurabi's Code One of the first organized system of laws created in Mesopotamia by a Babylonian king.
Sumerians The people of Sumer, in Mesopotamia.
Technology One of the characteristics of a highly civilized society this is the use of tools and other inventions for practical purposes. The Sumerian's most important invention was the wheel.
Art Human creations intended to express beauty and convey messages. It is one of the characteristics of a highly civilized society.
Stable Food Supply Farming resulting in surplus production.
Social Structure People organizing into different groups, such as a families or clans, or ranks, such as classes. Typically based on wealth, ancestry, or job.
Nile River Valley A river valley in ancient Egypt.
Tigris-Euphrates River Valley River Valley in Mesopotamia
Theocracy A government that is lead by a religious leader.
Pharaoh The leader of ancient Egypt that was viewed as both a king and a god.
Hieroglyphics System of pictographs in ancient Egypt.
System of Writing A means of keeping records or communicating.
Religion A belief system, often including the worship of a god or gods.
Pictographs A writing system involving the use of pictures.
Agriculture The business of farming.
Canals Artificial waterway to allow the passage of boats or irrigation.
Rosetta Stone An artifact that was key to translating hieroglyphics.
Polytheism Religion that teaches the belief in more than one god.
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