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Mesopotamia

Vocabulary for Mesopotamia

TermDefinition
city-states a city that governs itself and its surrounding territories
irrigation a system that supplies dry land with water through pipes, ditches, and streams
surplus an amount left over after a need has been met
ziggurat a pyramid shaped structure with a temple at the top
cuneiform writing developed by the Sumerians that used wedge shaped marks in soft clay
scribe a person who copies down or writes out documents, often a record keeper.
epic a long poem that records the deeds of a legendary or real hero
empire a large territory or group of territories governed by one ruler
province a territory governed as a political district of a country or empire
silt fine particles of fertile soil
Hammurabi a ruler who created one of the first written code of laws
Sargon a ruler that developed one of the first empires and did it with 2 cultures
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