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mesopotamia-social studies-mr.blanchette

a salt lake between Israel and Jordan;the dead sea is the lowest point on earth Dead Sea
an arm of the arabian sea,located between the arabian peninsula and southwest iran Persian Gulf
capital of assyria Nineveh
a rich tradeport and a major city of phoenicia,located on the eastern mediteranean sea in present day southern lebanon Tyre
a river flowing south from turkey through syria and iraq Euphrates River
a binding agreement Covenant
many territories and people who are controlled by one government Empire
a traditional story;in some cultures,a legend that explains people's beliefs Myth
one of the most sacred rivers; river in which jesus was baptized Jordan River
north sea(greek) Black Sea
a country in southwest asia Israel
an ancient region in present day lebanon Phoenicians
largest moutain range in iraq and iranover900 miles long with peakes over1200 ft. Zagros Mountains
an organizied list of laws and rules Code
the jewish people; the tribe the jewish people came from Hebrews
to force somone to live in another country Exile
king of the israelites after saul King David
an ancient region between the tigris and euphrates river in southwest asia Mesopotamia
the site of the earliest known civilization;located in mesopotamia,in present day southern iraq;later became babylonia Sumer
a form of writing that uses groups of wedges and lines;used to write several languages of the fertile cresent Cuneiform
the scattering of people who have a common background or belief Diaspora
a group of traders traveling together Caravan
a market selling different kinds of goods Bazaar
a time when there is so little food that many people starve Famine
king of the israelites after david Solomon
king of new babylonian empire from 605 to 561 bc Nebuchadnezzar
a river in iraq and turkey Tigris River
a historical kingdom of northern mesopotamia around present day iraq and turkey Assyrians
king of babylon from 1792 to 1750 bc ;creator of babylonian empire;established one of the oldest code of law Hammurabi
the belief in many gods Polytheism
king of assyia,conquered babylonia and founded the last great assyrian dynasty Sargon
a set of symbols that represent the sounds ofa language Alphabet
a proffesional writer Scribe
the most sacred text of the Israelites that recorded laws and events of their history Torah
Israelite leader;led the Israelites from egypt to Canaan;according to the bible,he received the ten commandments from God Moses
overthrew assyrian in 612bc Chaldeans
the branch of science that studies the planets,stars,moon and other objects in the universe Astronomy
a city of ancient sumer in southern mesopotamia,located in present day southeast iraq Ur
a region occupied by the ancient israelites,also known as palestine,located between the jordan river,mediteranean sea and the dead sea,on a site that includes present day israel and part of jordan Canaan
a temple of the ancient sumerians and babylonians,made of terraces connected by ramps and stairs,roughly in the shape of a pyramid Ziggurat
the belief in one god Monotheism
a religious leader who told the israelites what god wanted them to do Prophet
first leader of the Israelites;according to the bible,he led his family to Cannan,where he became the founder of a new nation Abraham
a very long story about a sumerian hero Epic of Gilgamesh
according to the bible,a code of laws given to the israelites by god 10 Commandments
ancient parchment manuscripts containing the earliest version of the first few books of the bible Dead Sea Scrolls
the capitol city of modern israel;a holy city for jews,christians and muslims Jerusalem
The chariot is the earliest and simplest type of carriage Chariot
center of babylonian empire Babylon
a city with its own traditions and its own government and laws;both acity and seperate indapendent state City-State
where 2 or more rivers meet confluence
feeder river,river that feeds into a larger river tributaries
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