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Ancient China

Great wall of China A long defensive wall extending 1,500 miles through northern China; built between 1300 and 1600.
Aristocrats A rich landowner or noble
Ancestors A relative who lived in the past
Pictograph A picture symbols
Mandate of Heaven The belief the chinese emperor's right to rule came from the gods
Confucianism A system of beliefs and behaviors based on the teachings of confucianism who said that people lead good lives by studying ancient traditions; stressed the importance of respecting one's family and ancestors.
Shi Huangdi Chinese emperor who founded the Qin dynasty and unified china with a standardized system of writing and money; his tomb contained the famous clay army.
Silk Road a network of trade routes that stretched across Asia from China to the Mediterranean Sea
ethics moral values
oracle A prediction by a wise person, or a person who makes a prediction
peasant A small farm owner or farm worker
lord in the middle ages, a noble who owned and controlled all activities on his manor
Created by: Msize26
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