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Basic political unit of Sumerian civilization
city state
stepped tower the temples were built on
Ziggurat
government run by divine authority
theocracy
large political unit that controls many people and territories
empire
male is the dominant member of society
patriarchal
believe in many gods and goddesses
polytheistic
system of writing used for record keeping
cuneiform
a sequence of powerful leadership from the same family
dynasty
leaders who had absolute power in egypt
pharoah
most important position behind the pharoah
vizier
believe Ka could survive death of the physical body and wrapped them in linens and took out their organs
mummification
pictures and abstract forms; later used heiratic script
hyroglyphics
simplified version of heiroglyphics
hieratic script
hunted and gathered, small farming and domesticated animals
pastoral nomads
worship only 1 god
montheistic
Darius separated the empires into these...also known as provinces
satrapies
governor-or protector of the kingdom/provinces
satrap
one god, influenced chrstianity and Islam, Yahweh
Juadiaism
Jude's holy bible
torah
created a powerful persian state from asia minor to western india
cyrus
first great king, known for his wisdom
king solomon
largest pyramid was created for him
king khufu
first egyptian female pharoah
Hatshepsut
boy pharoah who restored old gods
king tutankhamen
early system of law-harsh punishments for criminals
Hammurabi code