What is the term for the unique way of life of a group of people?
What was the dramatic and far-reaching change in human life caused by the discovery of farming?
What economic activity characterized the advanced cities of Sumer?
What was the system of writing that the Sumerian scribes created?
What are trade, specialized work, government, record keeping, and advanced technology characteristics of?
What early species of hominids was the first to migrate to use tools, to use fire, and perhaps to develop the beginnings of spoken language?
What substance did Sumer's metalworkers create to make heir tools harder than copper?
What ruler was famous for a uniform code of laws that unified his empire?
Which early civilization had the first carefully planned cities with sophisticated plumbing?
What is a deposit of fertile, windblown soil called?
Which ruler was considered to be both a king and a god?
What is a series of rulers that come from a single family?
What is the belief in many gods?
Creator of the world's first empire
The land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.
This is a political unit that operates similarly to an independent kingdom, altho it shares a culture with other areas.
This isthe result of uniting several peoples, nations, or formerly independent states under one ruler.
This is the process by which the ideas. beliefs, and products of one people are shared with and accepted by another people.
This is a legendary king of Mesopotamia whose adventures are detailed in one of the world's earliest works of literature.
This was the name given to the first Indian dynasty, which began in about 321 BC
This person was the first emperor of the first Indian dynasty
A woman would run the family in the type of socity
This emperor gave up his throne, converted to Jainism, and eventually starved to death while fasting.
After a long, bloody war in which 100,000 soldiers and even more civilians wer illed, this emperor became a Buddhist
This is the type of society in which the eldest male is the head of the extended family
This person wrote a handbook designed to advise a ruler about how to govern a huge empire
This is the name of people who live near the southern tip of India and also the name of their language
This is the name of India's second great empire which began in AD 320
A technology developed by the Nok
This grassy plain covers about 2/5ths of Africa
This person is responsible for keeping and passing down the history of the people
Although only a small part of this consists of sand dunes it is the largest desert in Africa
The largest number of people in Africa line on this, perhaps because it supports agriculture
This inhospitable region fo northern Africa covers an area roughly equal to the area of the USA
This is the belief in, or worship of, spirits, including those of plants, animals, etc
This is West Africa's oldest known city
This is the name of West Africa's earliest known culture. This people lived in what is now Nigeria
The name for this southern borderland, meaning "coastline" in Arabic, probably comes from thefact that the desert it borders seems like a vast ocean of sand
Which people emphasized duty, strength, and discipline?
Who preserved and spread aspects of the Minoan culture?
Who moved into the Greek world and reigned for about 400 years and left no written record?
Blind story teller who is known for his epics
Runs back to tell the Athenians of the victory at Marathon.
Who estimated the value of pi?
What battle formation produced the most powerful fighting force in the ancient world?
Where are the Olympic games held?
Sparta's declaration of war against Athens began which war?
Who built an empire that stretched to India?
Which Roman ruler held the title of dictator of absolute ruler at the time of his assassination by members of the Senate?
Which Christian leader wrote letters that formed the Epistles of the New Testament to groups of believers?
Who moved the capital of the Roman Empire from Rome to Byzantium?
The Huns were united under this leader
First 4 books of the New Testament
What were Rome's military forces called?
Which emperor divided the empire into Greek-speaking East and Latin-speaking West?
What was the period of peace and prosperity that lasted 207 years?
Who is considered to be the first pope of the Christian Church?
This is the process by which people or groups of people move from their home area to a new area
This group, defeated by the Egyptians but unable to defeat them, made peace with them
These people spoke related languages that form the basis of a family of languages spoken by half of the current world population
This is the name of the sacred litertaure of the Aryan people
The poem with 106,000 verses is the longest poem ever composed
This is the name for the dry grasslands north of the Causcasus
The people of this civilization were not merely legendary. In the 19th century, archaeologists excavated _______, it's capital city.
The archaeologists named their cilization for ______ and called the people _____.
King Minos, Minoans
Across the ___. In what is now Lebanon, the civilization of the ____ arose. The people, who were sea faring traders, founded many city-states and colonies.
Med. Sea, Phoenicians
The civilization of the ____ was conquered by the Babylonians and later by the Persians, led by ____.
Phoenicians, King Cyrus I
This military leader and peace maker was the last great Egyptian pharaoh.
THis ruler, known for encouraging the expansion of trade, took power during the New Kingdom to avoid having a child ruler.
These nomads used chariots to invade an Egypt that had been severely weakened and divided by war etc. They ruled from 1640-1570
This city, located south of Egypt near the Red Sea was the home of the kings as well as an important trade and iron manufacturing center
The non-Egyptian king overthrew the Libyon dynasty that ruled Egypt and upheld the Egyptian way of life.
This kingdom was long dominated by Egypt but emerged as a regional power after the Egyptian empire declined. They were ousted by the Assyrians
These were regional governors
He was a prophet and religious reformer
The Babylonians and the Jews welcomed him as their conquerer
He seized the Persian throne with the aid of an elite group of Persian soldiers
He conquered Egypt and, despite his father's example, scorned people's beliefs
HE established the manufacture and exchange or metal coins of standard value within the Persian Empire
He established the Persian custom of honoring the traditions and beliefs of the peoples his armies conquered
This is the philosophy that was adopted by Si Huangdi
This is the group of rulers to which Shi Huangdi belonged
This is the type of government that was established by Shi Huangdi
He burned books and forced peasants to work on the Great Wall of China
This concept divides the world into powers that represent the natural rhythms of life
yin and yang
The teachings of this man, China's most influential scholar, are found in the in the Analects
The followers of this philosophy were particularly drawn to the study of sciences such as astronomy and medicine
During the reign of Shi Huangdi, hundreds of followers of this philosophy were murdered for their belief