Mesopotamia

Term Definition
Fertile Crescent located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers ,a large arch of fertile farmland
Irrigation the supply of water fields using man made system
Canal human-made waterways that carry water to land
Surplus more than is needed(usually 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 rular
Polytheism the worship/beliefs in many gods
Priest people who perform religious ceremonies
Social Hierarchy the division of a society by rank or class
Cuneiform the 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 a form of government that has one ruler
Alphabet a set of letters that can be combined to form words

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