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Mesopotamia Lesson 1 and 2
Terms in this set (32)
supplying/bringing water to crops
fine particles of fertile soil
an amount that is left over after a need has been met
a city that governs itself and its surrounding territory
a belief in more than one god
a pyramid-shaped structure with a temple on top
a system of writing developed by the Sumerians that used wedge-shaped marks made in soft clay
a person who copies or writes out documents; often a record keeper
a long poem with a hero
a large territory or group of many territories governed by one ruler
a payment made to a ruler, a sign of surrender
a group of merchants travelling together for safety, usually with a large number of camels
a person who studies planets and stars
The curving strip of good farmland that extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf
the study of the universe and objects in it
Ruler of Uruk around 2000 B.C.
Babylonian King around 1792 B.C.
Set of strict laws created by Hammurabi
land divided into separate parts
a seller of goods
Babylon's Hanging Gardens
One of the seven wonders of the Ancient World.
"land between the rivers"
a person who creates a product such as pottery, jewelry, or clothing.
Kings, priests, warriors, government officials
Merchants, farmers, fishers, artisans
To pass down to the next generation
A formal agreement between two or more countries
Wheat, barley, dates
Sheep, pigs, goats
Jewelry was made from
Lapis Lazuli and Carnelian
To give or share something important
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