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City and the surrounding area
City-state
Mosopotamian temple
Ziggurat
Territories governed by a single ruler or nation
Empire
To exchange goods without using money
barter
skilled worker
artisan
way of life
culture
Sumerian governmental and religious leader
priest-king
Sumerian writing made up of wedge-shaped signs
cuneiform
period of power
reign
an extra supply of something such as crops taht are not needed immediatly for food
surplus
a long period of dry weather
drought
a person whose profession was writing down or copying letters, contracts, and other documents
scribe
to change
reform
a fertile region in southwestern Asia that is the birthplace of civilization
Fertile Crescent
The world's first system of written laws
Code of Hammurabi
a widespread lack of food resulting in hunger and starvation
famine
the belief in many gods
polytheism
the belief in one god
monotheism
the scattering of Jews to many parts of the world
Diaspora
A world religion founded by the acient Hebrews
Judaism