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cuneiform Writing developed by the Sumerians that used wedge-shaped marks made in soft clay
silt Fine particles of fertile soil
irrigation A system that supplies dry land with water through ditches, pipes, or streams
polytheism A belief in more than one god
surplus An amount that is left over after a need has been met
ziggurat A pyramid-shaped structure with a temple at the top
river valley A valley with a river near it
King Sargon Leader of the people of Akkad. Ambitious leader who sent his troops south and created the first empire
King Hammurabi King of the Babylonian empire. He invented the first set of laws. The code was "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth"Code influenced later countries
hieroglyphics A writing system made up of a combination of pictures and sound symbols
pharaohs A ruler of ancient Egypt
specialization The act for training for a particular job
domestication To adapt an animal to live with humans for the advantages of humans
social pyramid The role of your job in ancient Egypt reflects your social status, or position in society
King Narmer King of Upper Egypt and conquered Lower Egypt. After he conquered it he married a princess and united both kingdoms. Capital was Memphis
Queen Hatshepsut Ruled on behalf of her nephew and became queen. She fixed trade relations that were disrupted from the Hyksos invasion. She also made temples.
monotheism A belief in one God
Abraham Important figure in Christianity and Islam.He led his family to Cannan.
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