mesopotamia

Term Definition
Fertile Crescent Located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, a large arch of fertile farmland
Irrigation the supply of water to fields using man made systems
Canal human-made waterways that carry water to land
Surplus more than is needed (usually used to describe a supply of food)
City-State consists of a city and all the countryside around it
Empire group of different lands and people governed by one ruler;)
Polytheism the worship/belief in many Gods
Priest people who perform religious ceremonies
Social Hierarchy the division of a society by rank or class
Cuneiform he world’s first writing system. Created by the Sumerians.
Pictograph picture symbols that represent a word or object
Scribe a writer
Ziggurat a temple for worshipping Gods
Hammurabi's Code the first written laws! 282 laws that dealt with almost every part of daily life
Famine an extreme lack of crops or food causing widespread hunger
Monarch one ruler

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