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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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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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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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Mesopotamia Word Search

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Revolution
Mesopotamia
City-State
Sumer
Diaspora
Agrculture
Ziggurat
Euphrates River
Tigris River
Fertile Cresent
Slaves
Laws
Revenge
Empire
Hammurabi

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Mesopotamia Crossword

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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

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The Rise of Sumerian City-States Crossword

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These challenges made it hard to raise crops Geographic
This was the reason people moved to the plains food
One of the two largest rives in Southwest Asia Euphrates
This type of system was developed to get water to the crops Irrigation
Canals were clogged by this silt
food shortages occured where? hills
irrigation system went across village ___________. boundaries
Sometimes villages would ___________ other villages over irrigation issues attack
One of the two largest rivers in Southwest Asia Tigris
These were scarce to use to build. trees
These were scarce to help make weapons stones
Farmers used these to control the water flow of irrigation levee
One of the first city-states Sumer
larger communities were called __________ cities
_______________ were like independent countries city-states
This part of the fertile crescent was hard to live in Mesopotamia
The Sumerians dug these for protection moats

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Southwest Asia and North Africa Crossword

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People who move from place to place without a permanent home Nomads
Desert that stretches across north africa Sahara desert
When people in an area move into cities and those cities grow larger Urbanization
A system of writing using pictures and other symbols Hieroglyphics
Worlds 2nd largest river in the world Nile river
Worshiping only one god Monotheism
Violence against innocent civilians to create fear for political reasons Terrorism
The royal family controls everything in the country/no voting Absolute monarchy
Holy book of Christianity Bible
The holy book of Islam Quran
Holy book of Judaism Torah
Islamic houses of worship Mosques
Capital of Egypt Cairo
Sea located above africa Mediterranean Sea
The removal of salt from seawater Desalination
A messenger of god Prophet
How many cultural hearths are in the world? Seven
Country with the largest oil reserves in the world Saudi Arabia
What water mass separates Africa from Asia? Suez Canal
A place in a desert where water can be found Oasis
Region In between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers Mesopotamia
A leader who has complete control over a country Dictator
Beliefs about what is right and wrong Ethics
A leader chosen by god Messiah
Very good region for growing crops Fertile Crescent

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Mesopotamia Crossword

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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

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The Middle East Crossword

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What is the crescent-shaped region containing the most fertile land in the Middle East, also known as the cradle of civilization. Fertile crescent
What is the canal connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea? Suez Canal
What desert occupies most of the Arabian Peninsula? Arabian desert
Which deserts remarkable landscape consists of not only rocky areas but also flat? Syrian Desert
These waters are the second largest water source for Israel. Jordan River
The longest river and one of the most historically important rivers of Western Asia. Euphrates River
This area is the worlds largest single source of crude oil. Persian Gulf
One of the world's largest river deltas that spreads out and drains into the Mediterranean Sea. Nile Delta
The largest peninsula in the world. Arabian Peninsula
Provides water for the irrigation of the desert region of the Middle East. Tigris River

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