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silt small particles of fertile soil
irrigation a way to supply dry land with water through ditches
surplus an amount that is left over after a need has been met
city-state an independent nation made up of a city and the land around it
polytheism a belief in more than one god
ziggurat a pyramid-shaped tower with a temple at the top
cuneiform a Sumerian writing system that used wedge-shaped marks made in soft clay
scribe a person who copies or writes out documents; often a record keeper
epic a long poem that tells the story of a hero
empire a group of many different lands under one ruler
tribute a payment made to a ruler or state as a sign of surrender
province a district within a larger country or empire
caravan a group of merchants traveling together for safety
astronomer a person who studies stars
parallel moving or lying in the same direction and the same distance apart
consist to be made up of
code a set of official laws
military having to do with soldiers, weapons, or war
slingshot a weapon that is used to throw stones or other objects
region a geographic area with common characteristics
complex having many parts, details, or ideas
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