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A city that functions as a separate, independent state

city-state

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A traditional story that tells people's beliefs

myth

3

Exotic marketplace in Phoenicia

bazaar

4

Script from Mesopotamia that used symbols to represent people, places, and things

cuneiform

5

A binding agreement made between people

covenant

6

A time when many people starve

famine

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To force someone to leave to live somewhere else

exile

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A group of travelers journeying together

caravan

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The belief in one god

monotheism

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Symbols for writing that represent sounds

alphabet

11

A scattering of a group of people with a similar background or beliefs

diaspora

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The belief in many gods

polytheism

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A person who speaks for God or a god

prophet

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A territory or group of people controlled by one government

empire

15

A professional writer

scribe

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A region in southwest Asia; the site of the first civilizations

Fertile Crescent

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The capital of Babylonia

Babylon

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A religion that developed in Ancient Persia

Zoroastrianism

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Creator of the Babylonian Empire

Hammurabi

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Israelite leader who led the Israelites out of Egypt and back to Canaan

Moses