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Ancient Civilization

Terms to know for test this friday

TermDefinition
polytheism belief in more than one god or in many gods.
irrigation the artificial application of water to land to assist in the production of crops.
cuneiform the Mesopotamian system of writing
hieroglyphics a figure or symbol with a hidden meaning.
papyrus a material on which to write, prepared from thin strips of the pith of this plant laid together, soaked, pressed, and dried, used by the ancint Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans.
scribe a person who serves as a professional copyist, especially one who made copies of manuscripts before the invention of printing.
nomad a member of a people or tribe that has no permanent abode but moves about from place to place, usually seasonally and often following a traditional route or circuit according to the state of the pasturage or food supply.
ziggurat the name of the temple where Sumerians believed their gods lived
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