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An economy based on trading goods and services.
barter
Territory settled and ruled by people from a distant land.
colony
A binding agreement.
covenant
Sumerian wedge-shaped writing.
cuneiform
Scattering of people.
diaspora
A simpler form of Egyptian writing for everyday use.
demotic
Items or rituals used with burial of a dead body.
funerary
Egyptian picture-writing
Hieroglphics
Believing in only one god.
monotheisim
Carved, four sided pillar, honors famous Egyptians.
obelisk
Plant used for making a paper-like material.
papyrus
Large tomb used to bury the dead and prepare them for an after-life.
pyramid
It helped to decipher the mystery of ancient hieroglyphics.
Rosetta Stone
A stone coffin.
sarcophagus
A governor who oversaw a province in the empire of Darius.
satrap
Fine particles of soil easily carried by wind or water.
silt
Laws that the Hebrews believed Moses had received from God.
The Ten Commandments
The sacred text of the Hebrews.
Torah
A sacred building used for religious purposes.
temple
Sumerian shrine for chief god or goddess of the city.
ziggurat
First set of written laws.
Hammurabi's Code
The king who created a centralize state by united Upper & Lower Egypt.
Menes
Built the first empire known to history.
Sargon
Brought the art of iron-making to Mesopotamia
Hittites
Babylonian king whose empire stretched from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean Sea. Bulid the Hanging Gardens, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Nebuchadnezzar
Persian emperor who unified and controlled territory from Asia Minor to India.
Darius
Rejected Persian gods and taught the good would go to paradise and evildoers would be condemned to suffering, views similar to Judaism & Christianity.
Zoroaster
"Carriers of Civilization" Sea traders, glassmakers and alphebet makers.
Phoenicians
A strong code of moral standards for behavior.
ethics
Spiritual leaders who emerged to do God's will.
prophets