Chapter 2 SS
Terms in this set (21)
In ancient civilizations, a specially trained person who knew how to read, write and keep records.
A religion in southwest asia; site of the worlds first civilization.
a city that has a indepentent government and often controls much of the surrounding land
the belife in many gods
a tradtional story; in some cultures, a legend that explains peoples belifes
many territories and people controled by one government
the capital of babylonia; a city of great wealth and luxury
a group of traders traveling together
a market selling different kinds of goods
a religion that devoleped in actient persia
a set of laws that covered trade, labor, property, family, adoption, medicine, hiring wagons/boats, and controlling dangerous laws
a form of writing that uses groups of wedges and lines; used to write several languages of Fertile Crescent
the belife in one god
a time when there is little food that people starve
to force someone to live in another place or country
a promise made by god; a binding agreement
a religious teacher who is regarded as speaking for god or a god
the scattering of people who have common backrounds or belives
in acient sumeria the site of the temple to the main god or goddess of a city
Departments in Government ( ex. police, fire, permits)
make or form (sloping land) into a number of level flat areas resembling a series of steps.
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