2.7 Key Terms: Mesopotamia Download

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Key Terms: Mesopotamia
characteristics of civilization
Bronze (Bronze Age)
(c. 4000 – 1200 BCE)
Fertile Crescent
Tigris and Euphrates Rivers
Mesopotamia (What river
valley was it and what were
the three parts?)
levees
empire
imperialist
emperor
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Sumerians
City-states
(Ur, Uruk)
theocracy
ensi
social classes in Sumerian
city-states
Anthropomorphic
Gilgamesh & Enkidu
technological inventions of
the Sumerians
ziggurat
arch and keystone
Pictographs
Phonograms
Ideograms
Cuneiform
Scribe
Behistun Rock
Henry Rawlinson
Darius I
Sumerian trade
(What did the Sumerians
have to offer for trade? What
did they need to get from
other places?)
Sumerian number system
Sumerian calendar
Akkadian Empire (Old
Babylonian Empire)
Semites
Sargon I (the Great)
Third Dynasty of Ur
Leonard Woolley
Royal Cemetery of Ur
Royal Standard of Ur
Amorite (Old Babylonian)
Empire
Hammurabi
Babylon
Hammurabi’s Law Code
Hittites
Kassites