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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

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River Valley Civilizations Crossword

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the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers mesopotamia
the second step in civilization cities
belief in many gods polytheism
king of Mesopotamia with famous law code Hammurabi
Egypt's river Nile
Egyptian kings are called Pharaoh
built in Egypt as tombs for rulers Pyramids
river valley civilization in India Indusvalley
pyramids in Mesopotamia ziggurats
first writing cuneiform
writing in Egypt hieroglyphics
canals used to water crops irrigation
river on which Ancient China developped HuangHe
right to rule given by god to Chinese rulers Mandateofheaven
major food source for the Olmecs maize
symbols that represent sound alphabet

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Ancient Mesopotamia Crossword

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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

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Mesopotamia Vocabulary Crossword

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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

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Mesopotamia Civilization Characteristics Crossword

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river in southwestern Asia that flows through the eastern part of the Fertille Crescent Tigris River
river in southwestern Asia that flows through the southern part of the Fertile Cresent Euphrates River
complex societies; Civilizations
located in presentday Iraq Mesopotamia
fertile region in southwestern Asia that includes region or Mesopotamia Fertile crescent
system of watering crops through use of canals, dams, channels Irrigation
long period of time with out water Drought
city-state in southern part of Mesopotamia Sumer
city-state near Euphrates River, center of trade Babylon
system of writing using wedge shaped, ideas and objects Cuneiform
person who writes Scribe
"mountain of god' or hill of heaven; Ziggurat
belief in many gods or goddesses Polytheism
self governing city, often with surrounding lands and villages City-State
group of many diffrent lands under 1 ruler Empire
king of akkadians, conquered all of Mesopotamia in 2340 B.C. Sargon
king of Babylon;created code of Hammurabi Hammurabi
over 200 laws for people of Babylon Code Of Hammurabi
Empire in north, near Tigris River had fertile valleys that attracted outside invaders so they had to build large armies to defend themselves Assyrians
chaldens king; chaldens controlled mesopotamia from 605-562 B.C. Nebuchadnezzar
skilled crafts person Artisians
group of people who share a similar positions in society Social Class

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Ancient civilizations Crossword

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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

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Egypt Civilizations Characteristics Crossword

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mixture of tiny bits of soil and rock carried and deposited by a river Silt
watering of dry lands by means of canals or pipes Irrigation
worlds longest river, flows northward through east Africa into the mediterranean sea Nile River
flat, fan shaped land made of silt deposited at the mouth of the river Delta
wild rapids Cataracts
southern part of ancient Egypt upper egypt
northern part of ancient egypt lower egypt
desert region in northern Africa and largest hot desert in the world Sahara desert
ancient Egyptian system of writing that used symbols to stand for ideas hieroglyhics
person who writes scribe
kind of paper made from a reed plant growing along the Nilevused by Egyptians for writing papyrus
belief in many gods or goddesses polytheism
Egyptians gods/goddesses deities
process of prederving bodies by removing organs, adding natron and storing the body to dry embalming
body that has been embalmed and wrapped in linen cloth mummy
huge stone structure built to serve as tombs or burial places for Pharaohs pyrimids
belief in one god/ goddess monotheism
joining of seperate parts, usually kingdoms unification
title used by rulers of ancient Egypt, kings or queens Pharaoh
long line of rulers from one family dynasty
bruial place of thirty new kingdoms pharaohs valley of the kings
payment made to show obedience or to obtain peaceor protection tribute
king of upper Egypt, unified upper and lower Egypt making them one narmer or menes
Egyptian prince who drove Hykosos out of Egypyt ahmose
one of few female rulers belived in trading which brought wealth to egypt Hatshepsut
ruler after Hatshepsut expanded Egypts border, empire grew bigger and richer thutmose
introduced idea of monotheism akhenaton or amenhotep
"King Tut". ruled for only 9 years tutankhamen
reigned for sixty-six years worked to make Egypt great again mos effective leader ramses
territory, state, people, or community ruled by a monarch kingdom
skilled crafts person artisans
diagram illustrating the divisions witha culture social pyramid

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Chapter 3 Ancient Mesopotamia Crossword

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a category of people based on wealth or status in a society social class
a governor of a province in the Persian Empire satrap
a substance from which other things are made raw material
an administrative district of a larger empire or country province
a self-governing unit made up of a city and its surrounding lands and settlements city-state
the supply of water to fields using human -made systems irrigation
A person skilled at making things by hand artisan
a formal series of acts always performed in the same way; a religious ceremony ritual
a pyramid shaped temple in a Sumerian city-state ziggurat
a tax paid or goods and services given in return for protection tribute
a belief in many gods polytheism
an especially fine and fertile soil silt
a group of different lands and people governed by one ruler empire
the earliest form of writing invented by the Sumerians cuneiform
an extreme lack of crops or food causing widespread hunger famine
an agreement between nations to fight each other's enemies; a partnership alliance
the sympathy for the beliefs and practices of others tolerance
the things, both cultural and technological, left to us from past cultures legacy
a group of people that settle in a new land but keeps ties to its native country colony

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Sumer Crossword

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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

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Chapter 3: Ancient Mesopotamia Crossword

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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

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Early Civilization Vocabulary Crossword

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"person who thinks"; stage of human development beginning in 200,000 BC homosapien
the period of time before written records prehistory
belief in many gods polytheistic
belief in one God monotheistic
an amount of goods that is greater than what is needed surplus
farming, trade, government, technology, art, science, and written language sevensignsofcivilization
a king and religious leader of an ancient Egyptian theocracy pharaoh
a system of government in which priests or religious leaders rule in the name of a deity or deities theocracy
a group of huge burial tombs built for pharaohs in ancient Egypt pyramids
a form of writing where pictures represent literal visual representations of words pictographwriting
ancient Mesopotamian temple in the shape of a pyramid with staircases and a shrine on top ziggurat
the first codification of law which was written on a Rosetta Stone in ancient Mesopotamia hammurabiscode
a seasonal prevailing of heavy wind and rain which ravaged the Indus River Valley monsoon

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