ALL Early River Valley Civilizations Vocab
Combination of two sets; Indus and China and Mesopotamia and Egypt. If you really think about that sentence, yes, it is correct grammar.
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The large mass of land jutting out of Asia; India.
seasonal winds that change direction over the course of the year
One of the largest cities in the Indus River Valley civilization.
a large city in the Indus River Valley civilization; most archeological digs were performed here
fertile soil made from silt that is full of sand from the deserts in the west.
bones and shells used in Ancient China to communicate with the gods
Mandate of Heaven
divine approval of a ruler
the rise, decline, and replacement of dynasties
political system in which nobles and lords are granted the use of lands owned by the king
Churning rapids at the end of the Nile
a triangular area of land formed from deposits at the mouth of a river
king of upper egypt united the two kingdoms of upper and lower egypt
government headed by religious leaders or a leader regarded as a god
Resting place for pharaohs after death
Embalming, drying and wrapping a corpse to prevent decay
an ancient Egyptian writing system in which pictures were used to represent ideas and sounds
ancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant
Nomads and invaders of Egypt, ruling it from 1640 to 1570 B.C.
Period after the Hyksos were chased from Egypt
Female pharaoh of Egypt during the New Kingdom. Encouraged trade
Hatshepsut's stepson, a ruthless pharaoh of Egypt
A region of Africa straddling the upper Nile river
Pharaoh of Egypt during battle with the Hittites, 1900 B.C.
A Nubian kingdom, lasting from 2000 to 1000 B.C.
751 B.C.- Kushite king who led an army down the Nile and overthrew the Libyan power in Egypt
An active area of trade between Africa, Arabia, and India; close to the red sea
first civilization located between the Tigris & Eurphrates Rivers in present day Iraq; term means "land between the rivers;" Sumerian culture
a geographical area of fertile land in the Middle East stretching in a broad semicircle from the Nile to the Tigris and Euphrates
fine soil found on river bottoms
supplying land with water through a network of canals
a state consisting of a sovereign city
a powerful family or group of rulers that maintains its position or power for some time
The spread of cultural elements from one society to another
belief in many gods
Bringing together several peoples, cultures, nations, or states under the control of one ruler
Emperor of Babylon who put together a code of law
Sargon of Akkad
A conqueror of the city-state of Sumer, creating the world's first empire
The center of all the Sumerian states with a walled temple called the Ziggurat.
A city with a large population, complex trading system, and technology
Each person can do a different job in a city, allowing it to be more efficient
A master of crafts and tools
A long-standing arrangement of order to carry out a duty
A recorder of daily facts and history
First form of written language, recorded on clay tablets
To trade without money
a period of human culture between the Stone Age and the Iron Age, characterized by the use of weapons and implements made of bronze
The temple in Ur best known for being the center of trade