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15 terms

SS Voc 2 Quiz

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polytheistic
belief in more than one god
trade
a system of exchanging goods between people
Assyrians
Civilization in northern Mesopotamia that had a strong army, in 900 BC controlled all of Fertile Crescent
monotheistic
belief in only one god
marketplace
area where goods are bought, sold, and traded
Chaldeans
a group from the Syrian Desert led by King Nebuchadnezzar and who rebuilt city of Babylon (hanging gardens)
Phoenicians
sea-trading civilization located on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and created world's first alphabet
city-state
a political unit consisting of a city and the surrounding farm land
alliance
an agreement to work together
peninsula
a piece of land mostly surrounded by water
island
a piece of land completely surrounded by water
pictograph
a picture symbol
oral history
a spoken record of the past
Hammurabi's Code
first written code of law with 282 laws written by by the leader of the Babylonian civlization
arts/literature
printed works create by the skill and imagination of a people