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A person who writes things for others.
Stepped pyramid shaped temples built by Sumerians to honor the deities.
A small independent state consisting of an urban center and the surrounding agricultural territory.
A way of supplying fresh water to an area of farmland.
Tigris and Euphrates rivers
The two rivers that surround Mesopotamia. These rivers would flood and provide silt that made the soil fertile.
An arc (crescent) of rich farmland in Southwest Asia, between the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean Sea.
How people are organized in a society. There is often a hierarchy (rich, middle class, poor)
The first empire that ruled in Mesopotamia and is credited with inventing writing.
A system of writing developed by the Sumerians around 3,000 BC, using a wedge shaped stylus and clay tablets.
Land Between Two Rivers
Mesopotamia is located in what present day country
Leader of the Akkadians, first emperor
A legendary Sumerian king who was the hero of an epic collection of mythic stories
The largest and most important city in Mesopotamia. Known for its gold and trade.
Known as a warrior people who ruthlessly conquered neighboring countries.
a set of 282 laws that dealt with almost every part of daily life
most famous king of Babylon; known for creating the world's first written code of law
First empire in Mesopotamia/history.
Civilization who spread their alphabet to others including the Hebrews, Romans, and Greeks.
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