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Mesopotamia 3000bc to 500bc

silt fine particles of fertile soil
irrigation a system that supplies dry land with water through ditches, pipes, or streams
empire a large territory or group of many territories governed by one ruler
scribe a person who copies or writes out documents; often a record keeper
city-state a city that governs itself and its surrounding territory
cuneiform a system of writing developed by the Sumerians that used wedge-shaped marks made in soft clay
ziggurat a pyramid-shaped structure with a temple at the top
code a set of official laws
polytheism a belief in more than one god
epic a long poem that records the deeds of a legendary or real hero
tribute a payment made to a ruler or state as a sign of surrender
province a territory governed as a political district of a country or empire
region a geographical area
caravan a group of merchants traveling together for safety, usually with a large number of camels
astronomer a person who studies planets and stars
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