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Sargon
Conquered Sumer. Empire consisted of Akkad and Sumer. Lead the Akkadians.
Cuneiform
The sumerian form of writing that started first as symbols and pictures stamped in stone. Then it became wedges pieces that were made in clay.
Ziggurat
Home for the gods or goddesses. It was tiered with steps going up and there was usually a shrine on the top.
Hamurabi
Babylonian. Founder of Babylonian Empire and greatest Amorite Ruler. Conquered Sumer.
Hammmurabi's Code
Contained laws. Equality before the law. Slaves have no rights. An Eye for an eye. Let the buyer beware.
Epic of Gilgamesh
Sumerian-Babylonian hybrid. Adventures of a hero. Influenced the old testament.
Chaldeans
The New Babylonians. They were masters of Mesopotamia. Leader was Nebuchadnezzar. 5 Wandering stars. AStrology.
Hieroglyphic
System of Egyptian writing
Re
The sun god. All of the guardian deities were merged into this one god. Under theban rulers, this deity was called Amon or Amon-re
The Old Kingdom
Founded by Zoser. Founded on a policy of peace. they were just worried about their own nation.
Akenaton
Formerly Amenhotep IV. Wife Nefertiti. Deemed himself Aton's heir. Changed from polytheistic to monotheistic.