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a huge pyramid-shaped structure consisting of a series of stacked, rectangular platforms

ziggurat

2

an organized community with established rules and transitions

socity

3

the worship of many gods

polythesim

4

a professional writer

scribe

5

a form of wedge-shaped writing used in ancent times

cuniform

6

to defeat

conquer

7

a large territory consisting of many places all under the control of a single ruler

empire

8

the ruling family of an empire

dynasty

9

a powerful city-state in southern Mesopotamia

Sumer

10

a city-state in northern Mesopotamia, the ruler of which conquered all the city-states of Mesopotamia and formed the worlds first empire

Akkad

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a large Sumerian city-state in Mesopotamia

Uruk

12

a Sumerian king whose adventures were recorded in the Epic of Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh

13

Akkadian king who untied all of the city-states of Mesopotamia under his rule, forming the world's first empire

Sargon

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daughter of Sargon and was appointed the priestess of Ur.

Enheduanna

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Sumerian king who founded the last and most successful dynasty of Ur.

Ur-Nammu

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king of Sumerian dynasty of Ur who was also the son of Ur-Nammu

Shulgi