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"land between the rivers"
One of the two river mesopotamia was between
A river in southwestern Asia that flows through the southern part of the Fertile Crescent.
People who dominated Southern Mesopotamia through the end of the 3rd Millennium BC. Responsible for the creation of irrigation technology, cunieform, and religious conceptions.
A way of supplying water to an area of land
considered the oldest known city in the world. it is located in southern mesopotamia and was inhabited by sumerians
A large Sumerian city-state in Mesopotamia; has tablets with very early Sumerian scripts
City state of the sumerians
Different sections of land owned by the same country but ruled by different rulers
Since the sumerians lacked timber and stone, they used what as building blocks for their cities?
needed less material then a brick wall and was held up by a key stone
a rounded roof of a building or structure, typically with a circular base.
A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.
A government controlled by religious leaders
Exchange of goods and services
people who ruled southern Mesopotamia from 2334-2180 BC.
An ancient city of Mesopotamia known for its wealth, luxury, and vice.
Code of Hammurabi
"an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth"
flooding made the land very fertile but it was risky to farm because it could wipe out your supply of crops.
Belief in many gods
A legendary Sumerian king who was the hero of an epic collection of mythic stories
A system of writing in which wedge-shaped symbols represented words or syllables. It originated in Mesopotamia and was used initially for Sumerian and Akkadian but later was adapted to represent other languages of western Asia.
A long narrative poem that records the adventures of a hero.
Wild man who is made to be a beast to kill Gilgamesh, but instead becomes best friends with him