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forum
center of Rome with a public square for citizens to talk of news and government
Nile River
worlds longest river bringing water to the desert in central Africa
civilization
a large group of people with a government, a set of beliefs, and ways of learning
Athens
city-state in ancient Greece with a democracy of citizens voting on ideas
lord
leader who was given the manor and had to promise to fight for the king
democracy
a government where citizens make the decisions. Athens was a democracy.
Rome
city that sat on the seven hills above the Tiber River in a country known now as Italy
equator
imaginary line halfway between the North Pole and the South Pole
decade
10 years
silt
rich soil left behind along the river banks after the river floods
papyrus
the paper used by the Egyptians that came from a plant
Name the seven continents
North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Antarctica
citizen
a person who lives in a community
millennium
1,000 years
mouth
end of river that flows into a sea or bay
fact
a statement that can be proven
opinion
a statement stating how someone feels or thinks
acropolis
a fort built on the top of a hill in Greece with temples honoring gods, houses, and an agora(market place)
society
a group of people living and working together under a set of rules
Sparta
city-state in ancient Greece with an army and ruled by a Senate
fertile
good for growing crops
Ancient
very old, very early times
tool
something people use to make a job easier
ziggurat
a tower made of mud bricks with a holy place at the top for a favorite god
Pompeii
city that was buried under lava from Mount vesuvius in ancient Rome
gladiator
Roman slave or prisoner forced to fight for the entertainment of others
cuneiform
symbols used by Sumerians standing for different sounds
Monarchy
a government ruled by a King or Queen
source
beginning of a river
knight
warriors who served a lord and trained to fight battles wearing armor
globe
a model of the earth, round like a ball
hieroglyphics
picture symbols used for writing
Sumerian people
invented wheeled cart and writing
mummy
a body preserved, dried out, using a kind of salt and oils and buried in tombs
Middle Ages
a time in European history after the Roman Empire fell; 500-1500 AD
pyramid
Egyptian burial place or tomb for the Kings and Pharaohs
ancestor
member of a family that lived a long time ago
century
100 years
dictator
a ruler with the power to make all the government decisions. Julius Caesar was a dictator in Ancient Rome.
manor
part of a kingdom of land made up of forests, farmland, a church, village, and a main house or castle
government
a group of citizens who make rules for a community
delta
low land formed at the mouth of rivers.
Olympic Games
began as a footrace in ancient Greece in 776 BC
pharaoh
ancient Kings of Egypt