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City-State
A city and its surrounding
areas (often farms) that
ruled itself and functioned
like a country does today.
Cultural Diffusion
The process in which a new
idea or product spreads
from one culture to
another.
Ziggurat
Center of Sumerian cities
was walled temple used as
a worship place and city
hall.
Dynasty
Series of rulers from a
single family.
Hammurabi’s Code
Harsh rules and
punishments used in
Babylonia (Mesopotamia).
Monsoon
Seasonal Winds.
Silt
Great soil left behind by
floods.
Polytheism
Belief in more than one
god.
Monotheism
Belief in one God.
Cuneiform
Early Mesopotamian form
of writing.
Hieroglyphics
Early Egyptians form of
writing.