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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;