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Ancient Civ.

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loess
yellow-brown soil
dike
a protective wall that controls or holds back water
extended family
closely related people of several generations
Confucius
551BC-479BC; a Chinese philosopher and teacher whose beliefs had a great influence on Chinese life
philosophy
a system of beliefs and values
civil service
the group of people whose job it is to carry out the work of the government
Silk Road
an ancient trade route between China and Europe
silk
a valuable cloth, originally made only in China from thin threads spun by caterpillars called silkworms
Sima Qian (sih-MAH-chen)
a Chinese scholar, astronomer, and historian; author of the most important history of ancient China, 'Historical Records'