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Mesopotamia Review

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city-state
a city and its surrounding lands that act as a government
temple
a building for the worship of a god or gods
canal
a waterway built for irrigation
surplus
more than what is needed; extra
technology
progress in the use of tools
Tigris and Euphrates
the rivers that allowed Mesopotamia to grow
irrigate
to supply with water
Fertile Crescent
Found along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, this was the first early river civilization. The cities in this area were governed by city-states and used irrigation to produced their corps.
cuneiform
the writing of the Sumerians
ziggurat
a temple in Mesopotamia
rivers
were important because their water allowed people to farm
Assyrians
empire known for its cruelty, harshness and skill at warfare
Chaldeans
People who helped to destroy the Assyrian empire
Sumer
the first major civilization in Mesopotamia
Hammurabi
known for his code of laws
Mesopotamia
the land between the two rivers
Hanging gardens of Babylon
Built by king Nebuchadnezzar, a huge jungle tower. It is one of the seven wonders of the world.
writing
the most important invention of the Sumerians
roads
built by the Assyrian kings to join their empire together
clay tablets
what Sumerian children wrote on