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The Phoenicians and Hebrews and more...

Cuneiform Invented in Mesopotamia. It's the world's first system of writing.
Pictograms Alphabets that use symbols to represent things or ideas.
Phoenicians Known for an economy based on international trade.
Phoenicians Invented the world's first phonic (sound-based) alphabet.
Hammurabi Babylonian king who created the world's first written legal code.
"Eye for an eye; tooth for a tooth" Hammurabi's Code was based on this idea.
Hammurabi's Code The world's first written legal code. It was based on the concept of "eye for an eye..." and on a belief in a rigid social hierarchy.
Hebrews The world's first monotheistic religion.
Abraham The Hebrew leader who created the world's first monotheistic religion.
Diaspora Refers to the "spread" of the Hebrew people throughout Mesopotamia.
Moses The Hebrew leader who created the Ten Commandments.
Ten Commandments The religious laws of the Hebrews. These laws are also used by Christians.
Mesopotamia Another name for the Tigris and Euphrates River valleys.
Created by: Jamesp313