a system of writing with wedge-shaped symbols invented by the sumerians around 3000 B.C.
a city with political and economic control over the surrounding countryside
a rectangular tiered temple or terraced mound erected by the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians
belief in multiple Gods
code of law
A written set of laws that apply to everyone under a government.
King of the city-state Kish; united the city-states of Sumer to create an empire.
King of Babylon. Created one of the first written code of laws called the code of Hammurabi
A group of ancient city-states in southern Mesopotamia; the earliest civilization in Mesopotamia.
an empire that included all of Mesopotamia as well as some neighboring city-states