They were the first empire to rule Mesopotamia after the Sumerians.
a pipe or channel that brings water from distant places
rose to power in 900 B.C.E. and were known for their military might
the study of stars and planets
a sculpture in which the image projects out from a flat surface
an artificial waterway of artificially improved river used for travel, shipping, or irrigation.
a city that is the center of government
an early city that was like a small, independent country with its own laws and government. It consisted of the land around it, the walls and the city
a society marked by developed arts, sciences, government, and social structure
a characteristic of civilization that includes the beliefs and behaviors of a society or group of people
This is the Sumerian form of writing that uses wedge-shaped marks and is considered to be the world's oldest
the way a region or country uses resources to produce and sell or trade goods and services to meet people's needs and wants.
a large territory in which several groups of people are ruled by a single leader or government
This is a crescent-shaped strip of fertile land that stretches from the Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf
This is the major problem faced by the people of ancient Mesopotamia
a king of Babylon, a small city-state in central Mesopotamia, who conquered all of Mesopotamia
Hammurabi's Code of Laws
a collection of laws and rules written by Hammurabi based on his own authority and the word of gods
This is the modern day country that holds most of ancient Mesopotamia
a means of supplying land with water.
a wall of earth built to prevent a river from flooding its banks.
a person who makes money by selling goods
Mesopotamia (means "land between the rivers")
in ancient times, the geographic area located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.
a ditch dug as a fortification and usually filled with water
a king who reigned from 605-562 B.C.E.
the "new" Babylonian control over Mesopotamia after the Assyrians were defeated
a symbol that stands for an object
Other than the king, these were very high ranking members of Sumerian civilization
This is a member of Sumerian society that could read and write. They often recorded business transactions and listed historical dates
a military blockade and attack on a city to force it to surrender
the way a civilization is organized
an upright slab of stone with letters to depict important events
This is the birthplace of what historians consider the world's first cities located in the southern part of Mesopotamia
ancient people who lived in the geographic region of Sumer.
this is the term describing having more food than what is needed
the use of tools and other inventions for practical purposes
Tigris and Euphrates
This is the name of the two rivers that run through Mesopotamia
wealth sent from one country or ruler to another as a sign that the other is superior
Are ancient Sumerian temples that were like pyramids and had outside staircases and a shrine at the top. It was made by putting terraces on top of each other