Chapter 2 Flashcards
An arc of rich farmland in Southwest Asia, between the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean Sea.
Tigris and Euphrates Rivers
rivers of the Fertile Crescent that frame the Mesopotamian Civilization
region of Fertile Crescent where the first civilization arose and first empire arose
A city and its surrounding lands functioning as an independent political unit.
A series of rulers from a single family
The spreading of ideas or products from one culture to another.
A belief in many gods.
A political unit in which a number of peoples or countries are controlled by a single ruler.
Babylonian emperor who created the first written set of laws
city in Mesopotamia that became an important capital
A marshy region formed by deposits of silt at the mouth of a river.
pharaoh given credit for uniting Upper and Lower Egypt
A king of ancient Egypt, considered a god as well as a political and military leader.
A government in which the ruler is views as a divine figure.
A massive structure with a rectangular base and four triangular sides, like those that were built in Egypt as burial places for Old Kingdom pharaohs.