mesopotamia

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Chtp. 5 Mesopotamia
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  1. An area of flat land that rises above the surrounding land.
    plateau
  2. A long period of dry weather.
    drought
  3. A fertile region in southwestern Asia that inludes the region of Mesopotamia.
    Fertile Cresent
  4. A river in southwestern Asia that flows through the eastern part of the Fertile Crescent.
    Tigris River
  5. A river in southwestern Asia that flows through the southern part of the Fertile Crescent.
    Euphrates River
  6. The region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers; birthplace of the Sumerian and Babylonian civilization.
    Mesopotamia
  7. A system of writing that used wedge-shaped symbols to represent sounds, ideas, and objects; developed in ancient Sumer.
    Cuneiform
  8. A self-governing city, often with surrouning lands and villages.
    city-state
  9. A large temple located in the centers of ancient Sumerian cities.
    Ziggurat
  10. The belief in many gods and goddesses.
    polytheism
  11. A written set of laws that apply to everyone under a government.
    Code of Law
  12. King of the city-state Kish; united the city-states of Sumer to create an empire.
    Sargon
  13. King of the Babylonian empire; creator of the Code of Hummurabi, one of the world's oldest codes of law.
    Hammurabi
  14. A group of ancient city-states in southern Mesopotamia; the earliest civilization in Mesopotamia.
    Sumer
  15. An ancient Mesopotamian empire that extended throughout the Fertile Crescent in the 1700's B.C.
    Babylon

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