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ss chapter 2 vocab

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What does Mesopotamia mean? 'Land between rivers'
Where is Mesopotamia located? Fertile Crescent also the Mediterranean to Persian Gulf
What technology was developed in Mesopotamia? Dikes and canals, wheeled cart, and mud bricks
What is polytheism? It is the belief in many gods
How many independent city-states did Mesopotamia have? 12 independent city states
What things did they import and export? They imported salt, wood, precious stones, raw copper and exported wheat, barley, copper tools .
What are the social classes and who are in them? High class had nobles, kings, and priests .Middle Class had scribes, skilled labor, merchants . Lower Class had slaves and unskilled workers
What are some innovation from Mesopotamia? The acre, quart, boats with sails, Plow, Cuneiform, wheel
Why did they need weapons? The need for land and water, because there are no natural boundaries, and because of the Introduction of new weapons due to war over lands .
What are to of the important new invented weapons? Chariot, bows and arrows, swords, and helmets.
Why was Sargon important and what was his empire called? He was the first emperor to rule over Fertile Crescent and also the first with a standing army. his capital was Akkad and it was called the Akkadian Empire
What was Hammurabi famous for and what was his empire called? His empire was called Babylon. He introduced taxes to support the empire and introduced set of laws called The Code of Hammurabi.
What was the number of enslaved people under Sennacherib's rule and what was his empire? He enslaved over 200,000 people. his empire was called the Assyrian Empire.
What was Nebuchadnezzar important for and what was his empire called? he Built Hanging Gardens of Babylon and his empire was the Chaldean or the Neo-Babylonian empire.
What are the Phoenicians famous for? They are famous for developing an alphabet that was made up of written symbols that stood for single sounds .
What are the Lydians famous for? They set up first monetary system- coins.
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