Type
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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

Ancient Civilizations Crossword

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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

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

Mesopotamia Civilization Characteristics Crossword

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Description

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

Mesopotamia Vocabulary Crossword

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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

EARLY RIVER VALLEY CIVILIZATIONS Word Search

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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

Ancient civilizations Crossword

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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

Ancient River Valley Civilizations: Mesopotamia Word Search

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Trade
Bronze Age
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Theocracy
Scribes
Epic of Gilgamesh
Fertile Crescent
Euphrates
Tigris
Cuneiform
Babylonians
Code of Hammurabi
Ziggurat
Ur
Sumer
Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia Word Search

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plow
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king
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Hammurabi

Mesopotamia Word Search

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nebuchadnezzar
king hammurabi
horoscope
astrology
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akkadians
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Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia Word Search

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Mesopotamia
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