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Flashcards in 5-2 India and Persia Deck (10):
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Harappa

the site of one of the earliest civilizations in South Asia

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Mohenjo-Daro

an ancient city in the Indus River Valley in Pakistan

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Cyrus II

Persian king who established the Persian Empire

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Darius I

Persian king who expanded the Persian empire to include India

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Chandragumpta Maurya

soldier who started the Mauryan empire , the first Indian empire. later became a monk

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brahmin

a priest who held the highest position in the Aryan society

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sudra

a serf in in Hindu society

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Sansikirt

the main language of the Aryans

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Vedas

"Books on Knowledge" that contain much of the stories and songs of the Aryans

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Zoroastrianism

a religion founded by the Persia prophet Zoroaster based on the belief of one god as supreme and the enemy of evil