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Title: Mesopotamia Definitions


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Mesopotamia Definitions
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  • Mesopotamia
  • Natural Levees
  • Cuneiform
  • Ziggurat
  • Sumerians
  • King Hammurabi
  • Assyrians
  • Polytheist

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  • Mesopotamia land between two rivers, an area
    between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, where
    humans first abandoned their nomadic lifestyle
    and began to form permanent settlements.

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  • Natural Levees embankments produced by the
    build-up of sediment over thousands of years of
    flooding.

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  • Cuneiform Written language of the Sumerians
    called cuneiform, meaning wedge-shaped. Worlds
    first writing.

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  • Ziggurat stack of platforms decreasing in size
    upwards, resembling a step pyramids, with a small
    chapel at the top.

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  • Polytheist - A person who believes in or
    worships more than one god.

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  • Sumerians first to develop writing and large
    social organizations.

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  • King Hammurabi Established Babylon as the
    leading power in Mesopotamia by conquering Akkad
    and Assyrian, gaining control of both the north
    and south.

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  • Assyrians Reunited Mesopotamia under
    Assurbanipal II, with the best army in the Near
    East. Established the first true empire the
    world has ever seen.
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