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A high tower built in stepped stages with a temple at the top
ziggurat
empire
the territory under the rule
of an emperor
the wedge-shaped script which was written on clay and used throughout Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East
cuneiform
epic
a long poem which narrates the story of a legendary or historical hero
astronomy
the study of the part of the universe that lies beyond the earth, especially the observation of stars, planets, galaxies, comets, etc.
astrology
the art of predicting the course of human events through the study of the positions of the stars and planets
degree(of a circle)
a unit of measure equal to 1/360 of a complete revolution or circle
tablet
a small flat slab, usually made of clay, on which an inscription in cuneiform would be written