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Sumer

a powerful city-state in southeren Mesopotamia

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Akkad

a city-state in northern mesopotamia

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Uruk

A large sumerian city-state is Mesopotamia

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Gilgamesh

sumerian king whoses eventures were recorded

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Sargon

Akkadian king who united all of Mesopotamia under his rule

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Enheduanna

Daughter of Sargon

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Ur-Nammu

summerian king who founded the last and most successful dynasty of Ur

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Shulgi

king of the dynasty of Ur also son of Ur-Nammu

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Ziggurat

a huge pyramid shaped structure cosisting of a seiries of stacked rectangular platforms

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Society

an organized community with established rules and tradions

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Polytheism

the worship of many gods

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Scribe

a perfessinal writer

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Cuneform

a form of wedged shaped writing used in acient times

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Conqure

to defeat

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Empire

a large territory consisting of many different places under control of a single ruler

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Dynasty

a ruling family