Type
Crossword
Description

What ancient civilization was located between the Tigres and Euphrates River? Mesopotamia
Prehistory means history before a _______________ record. written
The belieft in one God is called Monotheism
Cuneiform is the first writing system developed by the _____________. Sumerians
River valleys provided _____________ soil fertile
Complex societies with advanced knowledge of farming, trade, and government are called? civilizations
Cultural diffusion is the excahnge of ideas and goods between two ________. Cultures
The first laws written on stone so all could see was called Hammurabis Code
The _________ river floods gave the Egyptians fertile soil and water for irrigation. Nile
Hindus and Buddhists believe in reincarnation
Siddhartha Gautama was seeking ___________ during his wanderings? enlightenment
Confucius ideas of respect are based on the five ____________. relationships
In the dynastic cycle of the Mandate of Heaven, history _______ itself repeats
The two most powerful Greek city-states were AthensSparta
_____________seperated City-States in Greece Mountains
Democracy is rule by the _________. people
The Pax Romana stands for Roman ______________. Peace

Ancient Civilizations Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The river that flows through Ancient Egypt nile
The river that flows through Ancient India indus
The rivers that flow through Ancient Mesopotamia TigrisandEuphrates
The river that flows through Ancient China HuangHe
Means "land between two rivers" Mesopotamia
The large Middle East region where many prosperous civilizations used the rich soil for agriculture FertileCrescent
Skilled workers, like a carpenter or brick maker artisans
People who trade goods merchants
A large Sumerian temple used for religious worship ziggurat
Wedge-shaped writing used in Mesopotamia cuneiform
An independent city that has its own ruler, government, and name city-state
Nickname for river valleys Cradle of Civilization
Ancient Egyptian writing that uses symbols in lines hieroglyphics
The leader of Egypt who was also considered a god pharaoh
levels of people in society; wealth often = power socialclass
civilizations in Mesopotamia where city-states organized similar cultures Sumerian
The type of government that is led by religious leaders theocracy
The belief in only one god monotheism
The belief in more than one god polytheism
The list of religious and moral guidelines followed by the Hebrews tencommandments
The religion followed by the Hebrews judaism
The list of harsh laws and punishments used in Babylon in Mesopotamia hammurabiscode
The father of Judaism abraham
An artisan who has learned to write and read scribe
The Chinese belief that dead ancestors in heaven approve of their leaders MandateofHeaven
Family of rulers dynasty
Way of life culture
Complex culture civilization
Political system government
King or Queen; power by birth Monarch
cause of civilization agriculture
1st effect of civilization populationincrease
2nd effect of civilization specialization
3rd effect of civilization cities
Process of drying a dead body mummification
Tomb for Pharaohs pyramid
Rigid social class structure in India; born into & stay castesystem
Ancient trade route silkroad
Rich upper class aristocracy
Protection greatwall

EARLY RIVER VALLEY CIVILIZATIONS Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Feudalism
Dynastic cycle
Mandate of Heaven
Oracle bones
Loess
Harappan civilization
Monsoons
Indian subcontinent
Papyrus
Hieroglyphics
Mummification
Pyramid
Theocracy
Pharaohs
Narmer
Nile delta
Hammurabi
Empire
Polytheism
Cultural diffusion
Dynasty
City-state
Fertile Crescent
Ancient China
Ancient Egypt
Mesopotamia
Indus Valley

Mesopotamia Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

river in southwestern Asia that flows through the eastern part of the Fertile Cresent Tigris River
River in Southwestern Asia that flows through the southern part of the fertile crescent. Euphrates River
Complex Societies, must have cities, organized govt., art, religion, class division Civilizations
Located in the present day Iraq between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers Mesopotamia
Fertile region in southwestern Asia that includes region of Mesopotamia, good soil able to grow crops Fertile Crescent
System of watering Crops through the use of canals, dams, channels that allow farmers to grow enough crops to feed population and get water when needed irrigation
Long period of time without water. Drought
City-State in the southeran part of Mesopotami, invented wheel, writing, irrigation Sumer
City-State near Euphrates River, center of trade, created by King Hammurabi Babylon
System of writing using wedge shaped symbols to represent sounds, ideas ans objects. 1st form of writing cuneiform
Person who writes, usually wealthy boys trained for many years to write scribe
"Mountain of God" or "Hill of Heaven" , large temple located in the centers of ancient Sumerian cities, built to honor Gods Ziggurat
Belief in many Gods and Goddesses polytheism
Self governing city often with surrounding lands and villages City-state
Group of many different lands under 1 ruler Empire
King of Babylon, conquered all of Mesopotamia in 2,340 BCE, created world's first empire which lasted 200 years. sargon
King of Babylon, created code of Hammurabi Hammurabi
Over 200 laws for people in Babylon, listed law and punishment, oldest written laws in the world code of hammurabi
Empire in north, near Tigris River, had fertile valleys that attracted outside invaders, 1st army to use iron tools, collapsed by 612 BC Assyrians
Chaldean King controlled Mesopotamia from 605-562 BC, many of descendents were Babylonian people nebuchadnezzar
Skilled craftperson artisan
Group of people with a similar position in society social class

Chapter 3: Ancient Mesopotamia Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Mesopotamian River Tigris
Causes the river to drop drought
Mesopotamian building material mud
A city and nearby farmlands (2 words) citystate
Professional record keeper scribe
Flat by the river floodplain
Having more than is needed surplus
Surplus traded by Mesopotamia grain
Symbol used in picture writing pictograph
Advanced form of culture civilization
Invention that made wagons possible wheel
Wedge shaped writing cuneiform
Reed used for writing stylus
sumerian temple Ziggarut
Replaced priests as Sumerian ruler king
Mixing of copper and tin Bronze
First important farming tool used to break soil plow

World History Chapter 2-Terms and Names Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The regions curved shape and teh tichness of its land led scholars to call it? Fertile Crescent
What are the lands facing the Mediterranean Sea and a plain known as? Mesopotamia
Each city and teh surrounding land it controlled forms what city-state
A series of rulers from a single family is called dynasty
The process in which a new idea or a product spreads from one culture to another is cultural diffusion
The belief in one or more god is called polytheism
A _________ brings together several peoples, nations, or previously idependent states under the control of one ruler empire
The Babylonian Emipre reached its peak during this reign Hammurabi
The __________ begins about 100 miles before the river enters the Mediterranean delta
The Egyptian god-kings are known as what pharaohs
What type of government is based on religous authority theocracy
The resting place after death that is an immense structure pyramid
the preserving of bodies is known as what(embalming and drying the corpse) mummification
The scribes developed this style of writing hieroglyphics
a tall reed used by the ancient Egyptians to make a paperlike material papyrus
a large landmass that forms a distinct part of a continent subcontinent
a wind that shifts in direction at certain times of each year monsoon
another name for the Indus Valley civilization that arose along the Indus river Harappan Civilization
a fertile deposit of windblown soil loess
one of the animal bones or tortoise shells used by ancient Chinese priest oracle bone
the historical pattern of the rise, decline, and replacement of dynasties dynastic cycle
a political system in which nobles are granted the use of land that leagally belong to their feudalism

Sumer Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Fine particles of fertile soil Silt
A system of bringing water to dry land with ditches, streams or pipes Irrigation
The belief in many gods Polytheism
A city that governs itself and the surrounding areas Citystate
A pyramid shaped structure with a temple on top; A Sumerian temple ZIggurat
A system of writing invented by the Sumerians that uses wedge-shaped marks in clay Cuneiform
An official record keeper Scribe
A type of government run by a king Monarchy
The first civilization to develop in Mesopotamia Sumer
The land between the rivers Mesopotamia

Ancient civilizations Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The land between two rivers Mesopotamia
The artificial application of water to land to help the production of crops Irrigation
Two violent rivers in Mesopotamia Tigris and Euphrates
Form of writing mesopotamians used Cuneiform
Known for law code Hammurabi
Sequence of rulers from the same family Dynasty
Belief in one or many gods Polytheistic
Belief in one God Monotheistic
Religion created by Siddhartha Gautama Buddhism
Common religion of India Hinduism
Cities laid out in a grid system Advanced cities
Egyptian writing system Hieroglyphics
Longest river in the world Nile river
Created the worlds first empire Sargon
Eye for an eye tooth for an tooth Law code
Self contained government City state
Famous piece of literature Epic of Gilgamesh

Mesopotamia Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

This is fine particles of soil carried by a river. When the river floods, it deposits this on land to make rich soil. silt
This is a region of land in Asia. It is in the shape of a crescent and contains very rich soil. Fertile Crescent
This is one of two rivers that surrounds Mesopotamia. Tigris River
This is one of two rivers that surrounds Mesopotamia Euphrates River
If you have more than you need of something....you have this. surplus
The word itself means "land between the rivers." This region of land is a valley between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. Mesopotamia
This is the process of getting water from one place to another. The people of Mesopotamia dug canals from the rivers to fields in order to water their crops. Irrigation
To improve upon an idea is...... innovation
This is a word for anything that has to do with farming. Agriculture
This was one of the world's first civilizations. It was located in the region called Mesopotamia. Sumer
It is a soceity that has these features in common: cities, organized government, public works, arts and architecture, religion, writing, specialized jobs, and social classes. Civilization
The people of Mesopotamia are given credit for inventing this. It made it easier for farmers to break up the hard soil for planting. Plow
Capable of producing a lot of something. Rich soil is _______________. It can produce a lot of food. Fertile

Mesopotamia Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Fertile farmland Fertile Crescent
The Land between the Tigris and Euphrates River Mesopotamia
A mixture of rich soil and tiny rocks Silt
A way of supplying water to an area of land Irrigation
Human Made waterways Canals
Having more than needed Surplus
An arrangement where each worker specializes in a particular job Division of labor
The world's first civilization Sumer
Countryside areas Rural
City areas Urban
Consists of a city and the countryside around it City-State
Legendary figure in Sumerian literature Gilgamesh
Akkadian emperor and first to have a permanent army Sargon
Land with different territories and peoples under a single rule Empire
The worship of many gods Polytheism
Division of society by rank or class Social Hierarchy
First known female writer in history Enheduanna
World's first system of writing Cuneiform
Picture symbols Pictograph
Writer Scribe
Long poems that tell the stories of heroes Epics
Invention used to spin clay into bowls Wheel
Math system that divides a circle into 360 degrees Base Number 60
Ingredients like plants, animals, and minerals used to create healing drugs Sumerian Medicine
The science of building Architecture
Pyramid shaped temple tower Ziggurat
Stone cylinders engraved with designs; Sumer's most famous works of art Cylinder Seals
Stringed Instrument Lyre
Ruler of a kingdom or empire Monarchy
Ruler of the Babylonian empire Hammurabi
A set of 282 laws that ruled almost every aspect of daily life Hammurabi's Code
Mastered Iron working and making weapons, used chariots. In present day Turkey Hittites
A wheeled, horde-drawn cart that was used in battle Chariot
Took over Hittites by using an assassin and ruled for almost 400 years Kassites
Fierce in battle; Ruled empire with local leaders to enforce taxes and laws Assyrians
Destroyed Nineveh, Created a calendar, the center of Astronomy Chaldeans
Most famous Chaldean king Nebuchadnezzar
Trees and flowers that grew on the roofs and terraces of Nebuchadnezzar's palace Hanging Gardens
Traders from present day Lebanon; Created purple dye, the alphabet, colonies, and were expert sailors Phoenicia
A set of letters that can be combined to form words Alphabet

Ancient Mesopotamia Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

collection of Babylonian Laws Hammurabi's Code
territories and people under one ruler empire
extremem hunger from lack of food famine
belief in one god monotheism
belief in many gods polytheism
type of writing with wedges and curves carved in clay cuneiform
a person who writes down information scribe
community with its own seperate governmane city-state
an amount more than what is needed surplus
soil that is carried down river and settles in the bottom of the river silt
area between the tigris river and euphrates river fertilecresecent
creation of waterways to carry water to crops irrigation
buying, selling, or exchanging goods trade
period when men made weapons and tools from a mixture of copper and tin bronzeage
person who studies prehistoric people and their cultures archaelogist
dwelling place for the gods ziggurat
farming including growing crops and lraising livestock agriculture
society with cities, government, workers, social classes civilization