grand temple with a shrine at the top, like a giant square wedding cake
clue to history's past
a group of many lands under one ruler
a long poem that tells the story of a hero
building dams, channels, walls, and ditches to bring water to crops
"cradle of civilization"
developed a way of making iron strong enough to use for weapons
Sumerian building material
"Old Stone Age"
Chaldean king who built the Hanging Gardens to please is wife
first large army to use iron weapons
"New Stone Age"
traces of plants or animals preserved in rock
people who regularly move from place to place
record keepers who often went on to become government officials