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SCRIBES
Professional writers and the only people in the land who could keep records for the kings and priests.
MESOPOTAMIA
The land between the rivers.
CITY-STATE
This is when each city acted as its own state with its own government and king.
POLYTHEISM
The belief in many gods.
MYTHS
Stories about gods that explain people's beliefs and warn that the gods would punish people who angered them.
EMPIRE
An area of many territories and people that are controlled by one government.
CARAVANS
Groups of travelers
BAZAAR
Market
CODE
A written organized list of laws.
CUNEIFORM
Groups of wedges and lines forming a script that could be used to represent language(s).
ALPHABET
A set of symbols that represented the sounds of language. In the Phoenician alphabet, there are 22 letters, each standing for 1 consonant.
MONOTHEISM
Belief in one God
FAMINE
A time when there is little food and people starve.
EXILE
To do this means to force people to live in another country.
COVENANT
A binding agreement
PROPHET
Religious leaders.
DIASPORA
Scattering of people