World History Ch. 2
Terms in this set (39)
"Land between the rivers"
a series of rulers from a single family
Area reaching from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean Sea
belief in many Gods
two environmental challenges that Sumerians faced
Many cities, people or nation unified under one ruler
code of laws that covered family relations, business conduct, and crime.
Spreading products and ideas from one culture to another
city center and the surrounding area
Sumerians gods were viewed as
Why is developing a written code of laws important to a society?
When codes are written down it is easier for people to be reminded of them and shown proof of the law to follow.
a body that is preserved by embalming and drying the corpse.
a broad, marshy, triangular area of land formed by deposits of silt at the mouth of the river.
Did the Egyptians believe in an afterlife?
Form of paper made from reeds
government based on religious authority
Huge four sided pointy tomb for the kings of the Old Kingdom
term for Egyptian god-kings
The Egyptian form of writing
the individual given credit for uniting upper and lower Egypt around 3000 BC
What geographic feature spared Egyptians from constant warfare?
Which of the three natural features that served as boundaries in ancient Egypt was most important to Egypt's History? Explain
River, helped for trade and gave resources
A part of a larger landmass that is separated by the prominent natural landform
Anothe rname for the Indus Valley Civilization
One possible cause fot hte decline of the Indus Valley Civilizations
One problem caused by the monsoons
season winds that affect the climate of South Asia
What modern day convenience did the early cities of Indus Valley feature?
What evidence suggests Indus Valley cities were run by a strong central government?
They had unity in the cities planning and construction
Chinese people are excepted to _________ his or her elders.
a political system in which nobles are granted use of lands owned by kings
Mandate of Heaven
term for "approval by god"
term for fertile soil
The heartland of ancient China lies between the Chang Jian and _______________________ Rivers
the pattern of rise, deline, and replacement of ruling families
the term for bones and turtle shells used by priests to communicate with the gods
What is one benefit in the belief that the groupp is more important than the individual
rulers were know as warrior-kings
rulers were known as gods