An area of flat land that rises above the surrounding land.
A long period of dry weather.
A fertile region in southwestern Asia that inludes the region of Mesopotamia.
A river in southwestern Asia that flows through the eastern part of the Fertile Crescent.
A river in southwestern Asia that flows through the southern part of the Fertile Crescent.
The region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers; birthplace of the Sumerian and Babylonian civilization.
A system of writing that used wedge-shaped symbols to represent sounds, ideas, and objects; developed in ancient Sumer.
A self-governing city, often with surrouning lands and villages.
A large temple located in the centers of ancient Sumerian cities.
The belief in many gods and goddesses.
A written set of laws that apply to everyone under a government.
Code of Law
King of the city-state Kish; united the city-states of Sumer to create an empire.
King of the Babylonian empire; creator of the Code of Hummurabi, one of the world's oldest codes of law.
A group of ancient city-states in southern Mesopotamia; the earliest civilization in Mesopotamia.
An ancient Mesopotamian empire that extended throughout the Fertile Crescent in the 1700's B.C.
Chtp. 5 Mesopotamia