Torah- (In Judaism) the law of God as revealed to Moses and recorded in the first five books of the Hebrew scriptures (the
Tribute- an act, statement, or gift that is intended to show gratitude, respect, or
Dynasty- a line of hereditary rulers of a
Polytheism- the belief in or worship of more than one
Domestication-the process of taming an animal and keeping it as a pet or on
Empire –an extensive group of states or countries under a single supreme authority, formerly especially an emperor or
Feudalism –the dominant social system in medieval Europe, in which the nobility held lands from the crown in exchange for military service, and vassals were in turn tenants of the nobles while the peasants were obligated to live on their lords land and give him homage, labor, and a share of the produce, notionally in exchange for military
City-state –a city that with its surrounding territory forms an independent
Judaism –the monotheistic religion of the
Monotheism-the doctrine or belief that there is only one
Artisans –a worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making things by
Bureaucrats –an official in a government department in particular one perceived as being concerned with procedural correctness at the expenses of people's
Artifacts –an object made by a human being, typically an item of cultural or historical
Migrate - (of a person) move from one area or country to settle in another, especially in search for
Nomads –a member of a people having no permanent abode, and who travel from place to place to find fresh pasture for their live
Hinduism –a major religious and cultural tradition of south Asia, developed from vedic
Theocracy –a system of government in which priests rule in the name of
Carbon-14 dating- a long lived naturally occurring radioactive carbon isotope of mass 14, used in carbon 14 dating and as a tracer in
Code of Hammurabi-the set of laws drawn up by Babylonian king Hammurabi dating to the 18th centry BC, the earliest legal code known in its
Filial piety –a virtue of respect for one's parents, elders, and
Caste -each of the hereditary classes of Hindu society, distinguished by relative degrees of ritual purity or pollution and of social

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