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History- Ancient Mesopotamia
Mesopotamia
floodplain
silt
semiarid
Land between two rivers, the area of Southwest Asia between t…
flat land bordering the banks of a river
fine, fertile soil deposited by a river
having little rainfall and warm temperatures
Mesopotamia
Land between two rivers, the area of Southwest Asia between t…
floodplain
flat land bordering the banks of a river
25 terms
6th Grade History - Ancient Mesopotamia
Ziggurat
Irrigation
Pictogram or Pictograph
Cuneiform
A temple tower of the ancient Mesopotamians, looking like a p…
The act of supplying dry lands with water by means of canals,…
A picture that stands for a word or idea
the wedge-shaped writing of the ancient Sumerians
Ziggurat
A temple tower of the ancient Mesopotamians, looking like a p…
Irrigation
The act of supplying dry lands with water by means of canals,…
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Ancient History - Ch. 6 - Mesopotamia
plateau
plain
city-state
administrators
an elevated area of flat land
a broad area of flat, open land
a self-governing unit made up of a city and its surrounding v…
a manager; one who directs a government or organization
plateau
an elevated area of flat land
plain
a broad area of flat, open land
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history; mesopotamia; ancient sumer
fertile cresent
silt
irrigation
canals
a large arc of rich or fertile farmland that stretches from t…
a mixture of rich soil and tiny rocks
a way of supplying water to an area of land
man made waterways
fertile cresent
a large arc of rich or fertile farmland that stretches from t…
silt
a mixture of rich soil and tiny rocks
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Ancient History- Mesopotamia
ziggurat
ancient history
prehistory
civilization
Mesopotamian pyramid shaped structure used for religious cere…
first civilizations that wrote and kept records; 3500 B.C. to…
time before recorded history
complex society that has language, religion, a division of la…
ziggurat
Mesopotamian pyramid shaped structure used for religious cere…
ancient history
first civilizations that wrote and kept records; 3500 B.C. to…
25 terms
ancient history:Mesopotamia
Cunieform
king
Stele
the list of kings
Sumerian writing was called
Lugal means
a pillar of stone with a carving at the top
the Sumerian document containing the list of Sumerian kings i…
Cunieform
Sumerian writing was called
king
Lugal means
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Ancient History: Mesopotamia
Fertile Crescent
City State
Theocracy
Cultural Diffusion
an arc of land from the Persian Gulf to the Red Sea above the…
cities with their own self government and not under any highe…
governments ruled by religious leaders
the practice of spreading new ideas and products from one are…
Fertile Crescent
an arc of land from the Persian Gulf to the Red Sea above the…
City State
cities with their own self government and not under any highe…
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Ancient History Mesopotamia Test
Prehistory
Historians
Artifacts
Anthropology
What do we call the time before writing was invented?
Scholars that study and write about the historical past
Objects from ancient history made by humans of the past
the field of learning about the development of people and the…
Prehistory
What do we call the time before writing was invented?
Historians
Scholars that study and write about the historical past
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World History: Ancient Mesopotamia
Dynasty
Empire
Fertile Crescent
Zoroaster
A series of rulers from a single family
A political unit in which a number of peoples or countries ar…
An arc of rich farmland in Southwest Asia, between the Persia…
Persian prophet that taught about a struggle between the powe…
Dynasty
A series of rulers from a single family
Empire
A political unit in which a number of peoples or countries ar…
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Art History: Ancient Mesopotamia
Mesopotamia
Assyrian Revival
cuneiform
Sumerians
the cradle of civilization
The excavations inspired the Nineve Court at the 1851 World's…
the first writing ("wedge")
group of people who developed cuneiform
Mesopotamia
the cradle of civilization
Assyrian Revival
The excavations inspired the Nineve Court at the 1851 World's…
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History: Ancient Sumeria/Mesopotamia
Mesopotamia
Ancient Sumeria
Cuneiform Writing
Ensi
"Between the Rivers" Emerged from the neolithic period. Ancie…
Between the Tigris and Euphrates river. Irrigation systems, c…
3,400-3,500 B.C. First form of writing. Found on clay tablets…
The ruler, half god; divine kingship
Mesopotamia
"Between the Rivers" Emerged from the neolithic period. Ancie…
Ancient Sumeria
Between the Tigris and Euphrates river. Irrigation systems, c…
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History: Ancient Mesopotamia
Floodplain
Silt
Ziggurat
Drought
An area of low-lying ground adjacent to river, formed mainly…
Fine sand, clay or other material carried by running water an…
A rectangular stepped tower, sometimes surmounted by a temple.
A prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall.
Floodplain
An area of low-lying ground adjacent to river, formed mainly…
Silt
Fine sand, clay or other material carried by running water an…
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History - Ch 3 Ancient Mesopotamia
drought
surplus
civilization
polytheism
a period when not enough rain and snow fall
having more than is needed for oneself
an advanced form of culture
a belief in many gods and goddesses
drought
a period when not enough rain and snow fall
surplus
having more than is needed for oneself
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ASL World History - Ancient Mesopotamia/Egypt
caste system
city-state
cultural diffusion
cuneiform
in India, the division of people into levels with the poor on…
an independent city that is not part of a larger country
when one culture influences another
Sumerian writing system, used clay tablets
caste system
in India, the division of people into levels with the poor on…
city-state
an independent city that is not part of a larger country
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World History: Ancient Mesopotamia
Hierarchy
Cuneiform
Why did the origin of cuneiform come f…
Civil Law
A system of ranks.
A type of writing that comes from the Latin word cunes for "w…
Becuase it involved using a reed pen to make wedge-shaped mar…
A branch of law that deals with private rights and matters, s…
Hierarchy
A system of ranks.
Cuneiform
A type of writing that comes from the Latin word cunes for "w…
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Mesopotamia - Ancient History
The Epic of Gilgamesh
Mesopotamia
Sumer
Sargon I
Poem that describes a great flood destroying the world.
Land between the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers
World's First Civilization
World's First Emperor and Ruler of Akkad
The Epic of Gilgamesh
Poem that describes a great flood destroying the world.
Mesopotamia
Land between the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers
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History: Ancient Mesopotamia and Greece
Lex Talionis
ETHICAL MONOTHEISM
Heroic Age
Hellas
Def: Law of retribution (keeping punishment proportionate to…
Def: The belief in one god who demands moral behavior, punish…
Def: An ideal, legendary past set forth by Homer and Hesiod…
Def: The name for Greece during the time of Ancient Greece... S…
Lex Talionis
Def: Law of retribution (keeping punishment proportionate to…
ETHICAL MONOTHEISM
Def: The belief in one god who demands moral behavior, punish…
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Ancient Mesopotamia
the fertile cresent
Mesopotamia
silt
polytheism
an arc of rich farmland in southwest asia, between the persia…
"land between two rivers"
nutrient rich dirt that made the fertile cresent "fertile"
belief in many gods
the fertile cresent
an arc of rich farmland in southwest asia, between the persia…
Mesopotamia
"land between two rivers"
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Ancient History - Mesopotamia
Tigris Euphrates
Sargon
astronomy ziggurats writing
Ur Babylon Lagesh
2 main rivers that helped to form "Mesopotamia" were the ____…
_______ created the first large kingdom in Mesopotamia.
innovations of the Sumerians
3 important early Mesopotamian city-states
Tigris Euphrates
2 main rivers that helped to form "Mesopotamia" were the ____…
Sargon
_______ created the first large kingdom in Mesopotamia.
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Ancient History - Mesopotamia - Rulers
Sargon
Hammurabi
Assurnasirpal
Sennacherib
1st to form an empire, started military pillaging, started st…
Hammurabi's Law Code was very harsh, wanted to be loved by hi…
n = nasty, greatest empire rule since Sargon, set the standar…
burns the city of Babylon to the ground and cursed it for 70…
Sargon
1st to form an empire, started military pillaging, started st…
Hammurabi
Hammurabi's Law Code was very harsh, wanted to be loved by hi…
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Ancient History - Mesopotamia
Mesopotamia climate
Mesopotamia relied on the flooding of…
The Tigris and Euphrates rivers floode…
Fertile soil
dry, arid, hot, dry & very little rainfall
Tigris & Euphrates
April through June
gifts
Mesopotamia climate
dry, arid, hot, dry & very little rainfall
Mesopotamia relied on the flooding of…
Tigris & Euphrates
59 terms
Ancient History Egypt/Mesopotamia
Civilization
Civis
Cuneiform
Hammurabi's Law Code
advanced state of human society
citizen who lies in a society
wedge shaped writing used in Mesopotamia; deciphered by Henry…
earliest example, longest surviving text from old Babylonia,…
Civilization
advanced state of human society
Civis
citizen who lies in a society
History Vocabulary: Ancient Mesopotamia
Sargon Unites Sumerian City-States Int…
Hammurabi's Code Written
Hittites invades Mesopotamia
Assyrian Empire
2350 BCE
c. 1750 BCE
1400 BCE
9th-7th C. BCE
Sargon Unites Sumerian City-States Int…
2350 BCE
Hammurabi's Code Written
c. 1750 BCE
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Ancient History: Mesopotamia
city-states
empire
Mesopotamia
silt
consisted of large cities and the surrounding areas, was usua…
a large group of territories and people who are ruled by a si…
a small region of land between the Tigris and Euphrates River…
small particles of sediment and soil that are easily carried…
city-states
consisted of large cities and the surrounding areas, was usua…
empire
a large group of territories and people who are ruled by a si…
25 terms
Ancient History- Mesopotamia
Mesopotamia
Fertile Crescent
Elements of a Civilization
Sumerians
The birthplace of ancient civilizations also know as the land…
The long strip of land that was favored for its agricultural…
Centralized Government, Organized Religion, Job Specializatio…
The very first people to create civilization
Mesopotamia
The birthplace of ancient civilizations also know as the land…
Fertile Crescent
The long strip of land that was favored for its agricultural…
World History - Ancient Mesopotamia
Mesopotamia
Geography
Environment
What attracted settlers to the region?
-Greek - "land between the rivers"... -Commonly believed to be t…
-Surrounded by the Tigris and Euphrates rivers... -located on th…
-Relatively hostile... -Hot and dry climate... -arid (lacking in wa…
-NATURAL LEVEES - built up over 1000s of years from sediment…
Mesopotamia
-Greek - "land between the rivers"... -Commonly believed to be t…
Geography
-Surrounded by the Tigris and Euphrates rivers... -located on th…
25 terms
Ancient History: Mesopotamia
Mankind has become evil ans he wanted…
As a monument to their own glory
Cradle of civilization
Dove
Why did god send the great flood
Why did man begin to build the Tower of Babel
What was Mesopotamias nickname
What animal was sent from the ark to see if the eaters had re…
Mankind has become evil ans he wanted…
Why did god send the great flood
As a monument to their own glory
Why did man begin to build the Tower of Babel
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Ancient History: Mesopotamia
Mesopotamia
Tigris and Euphrates Rivers
Which modern-day country includes the…
Sumer
-Means "between two rivers"... -Location of the Sumer, Babylonia…
-These two rivers are 2/3 of the rivers that make up the Fert…
Iraq
-First known civilization to develop (5000-3200 BC)... -First ci…
Mesopotamia
-Means "between two rivers"... -Location of the Sumer, Babylonia…
Tigris and Euphrates Rivers
-These two rivers are 2/3 of the rivers that make up the Fert…
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Ancient History Vocabulary: Mesopotamia
Ubadians
Uruk
Hecataeus
Lunar Cycle
the oldest known settlements in Mesopotamia
ancient Sumerian City, the people of Uruk came from Iran. 2nd…
a greek geographer who says Mesopotamia was built on clay.
this is a 28 day cycle based on the phases of the moon. Sumer…
Ubadians
the oldest known settlements in Mesopotamia
Uruk
ancient Sumerian City, the people of Uruk came from Iran. 2nd…
17 terms
Mesopotamia and ancient history
Stylus
Cuneiform
Marduk
The burden
The tool that was used for writing
system of writing used that had wedge shaped figures instead…
Chief of all gods
special kind of tax where a free man, or the head of the hous…
Stylus
The tool that was used for writing
Cuneiform
system of writing used that had wedge shaped figures instead…
19 terms
History: Ancient Mesopotamia
Scribe
Civilization
Artisan
Cuneiform
Record-keepers, using cuneiform, usually boys from the Upper…
A complex society with cities, organized governments, arts, r…
A skilled worker who made metal products, cloth, and pottery.
Writing using a chopstick-type-thing and wet clay used to kee…
Scribe
Record-keepers, using cuneiform, usually boys from the Upper…
Civilization
A complex society with cities, organized governments, arts, r…
9 terms
ancient history mesopotamia
Ubaidians
Uruk
Hecataeus
lunar cycle
oldest known civilization in mesopotamia 5000 b.c
2 oldest establistment in mesopotamia 4500 b.c
greek geographer who said mesopotamia was built on clay
28 day cycle base on the phases of the moon to help the sumar…
Ubaidians
oldest known civilization in mesopotamia 5000 b.c
Uruk
2 oldest establistment in mesopotamia 4500 b.c
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Ancient History Mesopotamia Test
Ubaidians
Uruk
Hecataeus
Lunar Cycle
- Are the oldest known settlements in Mesopotamia. (5000 BC)…
location of the second settlement in Mesopotamia in 4000 BC.
A greek geographer who says Mesopotamia was built on clay
This is a 28 day cycle based on the phases of the moon.
Ubaidians
- Are the oldest known settlements in Mesopotamia. (5000 BC)…
Uruk
location of the second settlement in Mesopotamia in 4000 BC.
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History ancient Mesopotamia
Where is ancient Mesopotamia
The Tigris River The Euphrates River
Sumer
Ziggurat
by the Arabian Plateau
What two rivers was ancient Mesopotamia surrounded by
What was the firs city state
At the center of each Sumer- ian city was a temple, called a…
Where is ancient Mesopotamia
by the Arabian Plateau
The Tigris River The Euphrates River
What two rivers was ancient Mesopotamia surrounded by
27 terms
World History Ancient Mesopotamia
What was the region in western Asia ca…
Name the two rivers that gave life to…
What was the region between the Tigris…
What does Mesopotamia mean?
fertile crescent
Tigris and Euphrates
Mesopotamia
land between two rivers
What was the region in western Asia ca…
fertile crescent
Name the two rivers that gave life to…
Tigris and Euphrates
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History Week 2 - Ancient Mesopotamia
Code of Hammurabi
Cuneiform
Empire
Lugal
-early system of laws... -important because it's the first recor…
-early writing system... -used mainly for record keeping and eco…
-an extensive group of states/city-states under 1 ruler
-Sumerian for "great man"... -commanders that used military powe…
Code of Hammurabi
-early system of laws... -important because it's the first recor…
Cuneiform
-early writing system... -used mainly for record keeping and eco…
45 terms
History Ancient Greece and Mesopotamia
Dark Age
Social Structure of Mesopotamia
Patricians
Plebians
1100-800 BCE... Chaos, disruption, not well documented... Came afte…
Patricians, Plebians, and Slaves... Each was subject to differen…
Free men and women, top ranking members of the society who we…
Commoners, the second highest ranking members of Mesopotamian…
Dark Age
1100-800 BCE... Chaos, disruption, not well documented... Came afte…
Social Structure of Mesopotamia
Patricians, Plebians, and Slaves... Each was subject to differen…
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History Ancient Egypt/ Mesopotamia
Monotheism
Pharaoh
Sumerians
Cuneiform
def: belief that there is only one God/ Jewish/Hebrews believ…
def: a ruler in ancient Egypt... Important: like the monarchy go…
def:the 1st people to settle down and create a civilization i…
def: is a form of writing on clay... Important: Sumerians gave u…
Monotheism
def: belief that there is only one God/ Jewish/Hebrews believ…
Pharaoh
def: a ruler in ancient Egypt... Important: like the monarchy go…
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Ancient History: Mesopotamia Quiz
Wheel
Sumerians
Ziggurat
Cuneiform
The Ubanians (oldest settlement) discovered this.
First civilization, are polytheistic.
served as a place of worship, government, grain storage.
Sumerians developed this writing with wedge shaped things pre…
Wheel
The Ubanians (oldest settlement) discovered this.
Sumerians
First civilization, are polytheistic.
29 terms
History - Ancient Mesopotamia
Bronze
A city with nearby farmlands
Social classes
5 of the basic traits of Sumer
Mixed copper and tin
City-state
Upper class: kings priest, middle class: free people, lower c…
Advanced technology, advanced cities, record keeping, complex…
Bronze
Mixed copper and tin
A city with nearby farmlands
City-state
28 terms
Art History - Ancient Mesopotamia
Where is Mesopotamia Located?
What distinguishes the physical enviro…
Where is Sumer located?
What is the role of the king in relati…
Iraq, Eastern Mediterranean,
Lies between two rivers, Tigris and Euphrates. Made up of hil…
Southernmost area of Mesopotamia, between Tigris and Euphrate…
Honor patron deities that preside over the kingdom.... Building…
Where is Mesopotamia Located?
Iraq, Eastern Mediterranean,
What distinguishes the physical enviro…
Lies between two rivers, Tigris and Euphrates. Made up of hil…
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Ancient Mediterranean/Mesopotamia -Summeria AP Art History
White Temple and its ziggurat. Uruk, (…
Statues of votive figures, from the Sq…
Standard of Ur from the Royal Tombs at…
The Code of Hammurabi. Babylon (modern…
White Temple and its ziggurat. Uruk, (…
Statues of votive figures, from the Sq…
55 terms
Ancient Mesopotamia
Palace of Persian Kings Darius & Xerxes
Chaldean ~ Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Hittite Lion Gate
Chaldean ~ Ishtar Gate
Palace of Persian Kings Darius & Xerxes
Chaldean ~ Hanging Gardens of Babylon
21 terms
Pre-history, Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt
Domestication
Archaeologists
Difference between the two stone ages
Deserts
Taming animals for food and work
Study pre-history by looking at artifacts
Farming and domestication
Land form that created city-states in Sumer
Domestication
Taming animals for food and work
Archaeologists
Study pre-history by looking at artifacts
12 terms
1st - World History - Ancient Mesopotamia
Euphrates
Tigris
Mesopotamia
cuneiform
This is an important river in Mesopotamia that flows through…
This is an important river in Mesopotamia that flows through…
This word means "between the two rivers," and is widely consi…
This was a system of writing in which wedge shaped sympos rep…
Euphrates
This is an important river in Mesopotamia that flows through…
Tigris
This is an important river in Mesopotamia that flows through…
Ancient Mesopotamia
civilization
irrigation
city-state
artisan
complex societies that have cities, governments,... art, religio…
A system of walls, waterways and ditches used to... bring water…
independent state made up of a city and the... surrounding land…
skilled workers who made metal products, cloth, or... pottery.
civilization
complex societies that have cities, governments,... art, religio…
irrigation
A system of walls, waterways and ditches used to... bring water…
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Ancient Mesopotamia Vocabulary, Mesopotamia
city-state
covenant
scribe
natural barriers
A village or city with rural area surrounding it
A special agreement.
A person who writes things for others.
Physical obstacles created by nature. They prevent people fro…
city-state
A village or city with rural area surrounding it
covenant
A special agreement.
55 terms
Ancient Mesopotamia
Hammurabi's code of law
scribe
Fertile Crescent
irrigation
Hammurabis code of law is a collection of ancient Babylonian…
record keeper
A crescent shaped region containing moist soil good for farmi…
to supply water to land where crops are grown
Hammurabi's code of law
Hammurabis code of law is a collection of ancient Babylonian…
scribe
record keeper
15 terms
Ancient Mesopotamia
Polytheism
Monotheism
Ziggurats
Cuneiform
Belief in many gods
Belief in one God
Massive towers usually associated with Mesopotamian temple co…
A form of writing developed by the Sumerians using a wedge sh…
Polytheism
Belief in many gods
Monotheism
Belief in one God
17 terms
Ancient Mesopotamia
Fertile Crescent
Mesopotamia
floods
silt
a large area shaped like a crescent moon that has lots of fer…
means the land between the rivers in Greek... is the area locate…
the rivers yearly rise... brings silt - a rich soil that has the…
a rich soil mixture that is very fertile and is brought by th…
Fertile Crescent
a large area shaped like a crescent moon that has lots of fer…
Mesopotamia
means the land between the rivers in Greek... is the area locate…
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