Section 2 Rise of Civilization

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Fertile Crescent

provided the best farming because of rich soil, was shaped like a crescent

Sumer

earliest civilization that developed around 3500 BC

Cuneiform

worlds FIRST writing system

Pictograph

system based on pictures

Code of Hammurabi

worlds first written code of law

The Nile River

Where Egyptian civilization began around 3200 BC

Papyrus

paper material made of reeds

Hieroglyphics

Egyptian writing system which was also a pictograph

Rosetta Stone

made it possible to undersand hieroglyphics, written in 3 different languages

Pharaohs

the kings of Egypt

Monsoons

seasonal winds

Indus Valley People

they built cities;

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