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How did Sumerian civilization affect other empires that developed Mesopotamia?
The new empires adopted Sumerian ideas such as cuneiform writing and irrigation.
What does Mesopotamia mean?
Land between 2 rivers
A self-governing city and the land and villages surrounding it
The system of writing invented in Sumer
Belief in the existence of many gods and goddesses
A Sumerian king who briefly unted the city-states of Sumer
A great hero popular in a long story of ancient Sumer
A large building where Sumerians went to worship their gods and goddesses
Why do historians study cause-effect connections?
They want to understand why events happened the way they did
What was the
of constant warfare amoung the city-states of Sumer?
The city-states became too weak to fight off attacks from other enemies.
Why did nomadic warriors want to conquer the city-states of Sumer?
They wanted the riches of the empire
What was the final cause of the fall of the Sumerian empire?
The Sumerians never recovered from the attacks on the city-states.
What is the name of the land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers?
Around 1800 a great Bablonian kind named_________ dammed parts of the Euphrates River and attacked the Sumerians. In time, he conquered them
Hammurabi created a great empired called?
One of the world's oldest sets of law is the ___________
code of Hammurabi
It had hanging gradons and good technology
Jewish people consider Abraham's agreement with God to be
the beginning of their history
During a time of crop failure, the Israelites went to the land of _________ to fet food. There they eventually were forced into slavery
Who was the great Hebrew leader who les the Israelites out of slavery and back to the land of Canaan?
Belief in the existence of only one God is called
the religion of Judaism