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Mesopotamia Vocabulary

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  • Q1
    Greek word meaning "The Land Between the Rivers."
    Mesopotamia
    30s
  • Q2
    Two rivers that flow into the Persian Gulf. Their plains formed Mesopotamia.
    Tigris and Euphrates
    30s
  • Q3
    Mesopotamia is often referred to by this term, because the world's first civilization (Sumer) began there. It is considered the birth place of civilization.
    Cradle of Civilization
    30s
  • Q4
    A collection of kingdoms or regions under one powerful ruler.
    Empire
    30s
  • Q5
    The world's first civilization. It was located in the southern area of Mesopotamia where the Tigris and Euphrates came together.
    Sumer
    30s
  • Q6
    First people of Mesopotamia, who built the world's first cities. Their empire lasted from 3,500 BCE to 2,000 BCE.
    Sumerians
    30s
  • Q7
    A geographical area of fertile land in the Middle East stretching in a broad semicircle from the Nile to the Tigris and Euphrates.
    Fertile Crescent
    30s
  • Q8
    An ancient city-state of Mesopotamia where many laws were created.
    Babylon
    30s
  • Q9
    People who ruled Mesopotamia after the Sumerians. They were known for their architecture and system of laws. Their empire lasted from 1,800 BCE to 900 BCE.
    Babylonians
    30s
  • Q10
    A king of Babylon. His reign is often described as the "Golden Age of Babylon" because he established many new laws.
    Hammurabi
    30s
  • Q11
    Civilization in northern Mesopotamia that had a strong army, and in 900 BCE controlled all of Fertile Crescent.
    Assyria
    30s
  • Q12
    War-like people of Assyria who ruled from 900 BCE to 600 BCE.
    Assyrians
    30s
  • Q13
    The ancient Sumerians constructed these raised areas of earth, in order to hold back the flood waters from the destructive seasonal flooding of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.
    Levees
    30s
  • Q14
    A system of bringing water to crops when rainfall was scarce or did not occur regularly. This helped keep soil fertile.
    Irrigation
    30s
  • Q15
    The ancient Mesopotamians organized themselves into these areas. They consisted of the city, the surrounding mud brick wall, and the surrounding farmland. They often competed among each other.
    City-State
    30s

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