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This civilization was located in the Fertile Crescent about 1200 B.C. to 605 B.C. It was known for its trading centers. This civilization was conquered by the Chaldeans.
A group of people that joined with the Medes to destroy the Assyrian empire.
The river that lies to the west of the Tigris and runs into the Fertile Crescent.
A large area of rich, fertile farmland of Ancient Mesopotamia.
A legendary king of Uruk.
Was an important leader of Babylon; created the first written law code.
The land between the Tigris and the Euphrates; site of several ancient civilizations; part of what is now Iraq.
A famous Chaldean king; built hanging gardens for his wife.
First ruler to have a permanent army; united all of the city-states of Sumer.
The southern region of Mesopotamia where a dozen small cities were located around 3000 B.C.
The river that lies to the east of the Euphrates river that runs into the Fertile Crescent.
The science of creating designs and building of new structure.
Human made waterways.
A wheeled, horse- drawn cart used in battle.
Consisted of a city and all of the surrounding areas; had its own government.
The world's first writing system of Sumer.
Division of Labor
The type of arrangement in which each worker specializes in a particular task or job.
Land with different territories and people under a single ruler; like Sargon and his Akkadian Empire.
Long poems that tell the stories of heroes.
A way of supplying water to an area of land to help crops grow.
A ruler of a kingdom or empire; becomes leader because of inheriting the position from his family.
Picture symbols used as a written language.
Belief and worship of many gods.
People that preformed religious ceremonies.
A writer of ancient times.
A mixture of rich soil and tiny rocks.
The division of society by rank of class.
More than is needed of any item.
A pyramid shape temple tower found in Sumer.