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(2112-2095 BCE) First Ziggurat appeared in Mesopotamia and was dedicated to the moon god Nana. It was built by the founder of the Neo-Sumerian Dynasty, UR-Nammu.
(2686-2613 Old Kingdom, Fourth 2613-2494 BCE) Architect Imhoptep was never satisfied with his first burial chamber, after six transformations he made it into a step pyramid that ultimately rose 200 feet above the plain. The Pharaoh used the tomb to embody the state’s ideology and the principals of Egyptian cosmos.
Oracle Bones
(1200 - 1050 BCE) Animal bones used by Shang diviners. Diviners applied intense heat to the shoulder bones of cattle or turtle shells. Used to foretell the future.
Bronze Age
(4500 - 500 BCE) A technological stage between the Stone and Iron Ages. Beginning in the middle East about 4500 BCE and lasting in Britain up to 500 BCE. Weapons and tools were made of bronze and intensive trading took place.
(2500 - 1700 BCE) A ancient city in NW Pakistan that began to take place of villages throughout the Indus River valley. Covered an area of about 35,000 residents.
Hammurabi's Code
(1792-1750 BCE) Legal code created by Hammurabi, the most famous of the Mesopotamian rulers, who reigned from 1792-1750 BCE. Hammurabi sought to create social order by centralizing state authority and creating a grand legal structure that embodied paternal justice. The code was quite stratified, dividing into three classes; free men, dependent men, and slaves, each with distinct right and responsibilities.
Mandate of Heaven
(1046-256 BCE) Ideology established by Zhou dynasty to communicate the moral transfer of power. Originally a pact between the Zhou people and their supreme god, it evolved in the first century BCE into Chinese political doctrine.
(3000-1100 BCE) Mainland competitors of the Minoans; they took over Crete around 1400 BCE. Migrating to Greece from central Europe, the brought their Indo-European language, horse chariots, and metalworking skills, which they used to dominate until 1200 BCE.
(1890-95 Originated BCE) Greek city state.