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civilization
a centralized society with developed forms of religion, ways of governing, and learning
technology
the skills and knowledge to make products or
ziggurat
early Summarian skyscrapers and huge mud-brick temples. The highes level was a shrine for the cities god.
government
an organized system that groups use to make laws and decisions. run by a small group of leaders chosen by the group
city-state
a city or village with farmland around it. each had it's own leader and government
monarchy
a government in which one person had complete authority to rule in peacetime and to lead soliders in time of war
authority
a right
surplus
an extra supply
merchants
people who bought and sold goods for a living.
social classes
groups with different levels of importance.
scribe
a person who wrote things for others and kept records, wrote letters for others, and copied stories and songs.
innovations
new ways of doing things
conquer
to take over
empire
a conquered land of many people and places goverened by one ruler