Brings together several peoples, nations, or previously independent states under the control of one ruler.
Ruler of Babylonian Empire from 1792-1750 B.C. whose legacy is his code of laws he put together.
Type of government in which rule is based on religious authority.
Preservation of the royal and elite Egyptians' bodies by embalming and drying the corpse to prevent it from decaying.
A form of Egyptian writing that was more flexible than pictographs.
Egyptian writing surface that replaced writing on stone and clay as in Mesopotamia.
Two Rivers from Mesopotamia
Tigris & Euphrates
Two Main Rivers of Indian Subcontinent
Indus & Ganges
Seasonal winds that dominate India's climate.
Indus Valley Civilization
Yellowish silt (fertile soil) that overflows the Yellow River in China
Animal bones and tortoise shells on which priests had scratched questions for the gods to answer.
Mandate of Heaven
Divine approval for a just ruler.
The pattern of rise, decline and replacement of dynasties.
Feudalism (used by Zhou Dynasty)
Political system in which nobles or lords are granted the use of lands that legally belong to the king. In return, the nobles owe loyalty and military service to the king and protection to the people who live on their estates.