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DJHS World Histroy 8 Chapter 1

Dauphin Junior High School World History 8th grade Chapter 1
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Nebuchadnezzar
built the Hanging Gardens for his wife
artifacts
things made by humans long ago
epic
long poem
empire
group of many different lands under one ruler
fossil
traces of plants or animals preserved in rock
scribes
record keepers
Epic of Gilgamesh
hero of epic who travels around the world performing great deeds
Nineveh
site of world's first library
astronomer
people who study heavenly bodies
Assyrians
first army to use iron weapons
nomads
people who move from place to place
ziggurat
grand temple with a shrine on top. Looks like a giant square wedding cake~
Hot & Dry
Mesopotamia's climate
Hammurabi
wrote legal code about daily life
historians
people who study and write about the human past
Cuneiform
Sumerian writing system
Bronze
copper + tin
Middle class
artisans, merchants, farmers, fishers
Archaeologists
study artifacts and fossils to learn about the past
Chaldeans
rebelled against the Assyrians
domestication
taming of plans or animals for human use
Trade
helped ideas spread around the world
hereditary
passes from parent to child

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