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political districts


groups of traveling merchants


people who studied the heavenly bodies- mapped the stars, the planets, and the phases of the moon.


King of the Chaldeans. Controlled all of Mesopotamia from 605 B.C. to 562 B.C.


Ancient country in Asia that included the Tigris River valley in Mesopotamia.

Persian Gulf

An arm of the Arabian Sea in southwestern Asia, between the Arabian Peninsula on the southwest and iran on the northeast.


Ancient capital of Assyria, on the Tigris River.

Hanging Gardens

visible from any point in Babylon, was an immense staircase of greenery. Located at the king's palace.

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