The use of connected ditches, dams, and dikes to move water to dry areas
A huge mud-brick temple built by the ancient Sumerians
The domestication of plants and animals
Warrior who founded the Akkadian empire
Prophet and lawgiver who, according to the bible, led the Israelites out of Eqyptian captivity
The system of government in which a king or queen rules
A river in Southwestern Asia
An extra supply of food
The spread of new ideas from one place to another
A person who writes
Citizens of Phoenicia
A country in early Southwest Asia
A city and its own surrounding farmlands
Why was Hammurabi important to Mesopotamia?
Because he compiled a set of laws called the Code of Hammurabi and he conquered and most of Mesopotamia
What were some of the problems experienced by Mesopotamians?
Flooding, wars to protect farmland, and they lost a lot of land
What were the differences in religious beliefes between Abraham and the rest of Mesopotamia?
Abraham only worshipped one Goid, while the rest of the Mesopotamians worshipped sheveral Gods
Identify the characteristics of a civilization
A centralized society, developes forms of religion, ways of governing, and learning.
What effects did coined money have on the civilization?
Coining money made an easier way of trade and they were used for it, but they were too heavy to carry around.
What were the effects of a food surplus?
Food surplus made the Mesopotamians food supply more stable.
What is the order the four empires held power?
Akkadian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Neo-Babylonian
Be able to identify a major accomplishment of the four empires
Akkadian: Assyrian: Gained control of religion Babylonian:
Why was the alphabet and coined money used by other people in other countries? (Why did these spread to other cultures?)