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Calcutt Mesopotamia

Vocabulary for Mesopotamia and the Fertile Cresent

TermDefinition
Fertile Cresent Large area of rich, or fertile farmland between Asia Minor and the Persian Gulf(currently @Iran Iraq)
silt A mixture of rich soil and tiny rocks, ideal for farming
division of labor Type of arrangement in which each worker specializes in a particular task or job
rural Countryside areas
urban City areas
city-state An area that consists of a city and all the countryside around it
empire Land with different territories and peoples under a single rule
polytheism The worship of MANY gods
social hierarchy The division of society by rank or class
cuneiform The world's first system of writing
scribe A writer
epics Long poems that tell the stories of heroes
architecture The science of building
ziggurat A pyramid shaped temple tower
monarch A ruler of a kingdom or empire
monotheism The worship of ONE god
Created by: calcutts