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Civilization
A culture that has developed systems of government, religion and learning.
Tikal
An ancient Mayan city, located in the present day country of Guatemala.
Specialize
To concentrate on doing a particular kind of work.
Machu Picchu
An ancient Incan city in the Andes, located in present day Peru.
Irrigation
The watering of a dry land by means of canals, pipes or streams.
Copan
An ancient Mayan city located in the present day country of Honduras.
Hieroglyphics
Ancient systems of writing that used symbols, signs and pictures.
Cuzco
The capital of the ancient Incan Empire, located in present day Peru.
Tribute
Goods, services or money paid to a ruler or nation as kind of a tax.
Terrace
One of a series of steplike levels of fields built into the sides of hills to provide flat land for farming.
Pyramid
A building with a square base and four triangular sides.
Tenochtitlan
The capital of the ancient Aztec empire, now on the site of Mexico City.
Empire
A group of lands and people under the control of one government.
Emperor
A male ruler of an empire; often an absolute ruler.