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Flashcards in Mesopotamia Deck (16):
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Sumer

A powerful city-state in southern in Mesopotamia

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Akkad

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

3

Uruk

A large Sumerian city-state in Mesopotamia

4

Gilgamesh

Sumerian king whose adventures were recorded in the Epic of Gilgamesh

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Sargon

Akkadian king who united all of the city-states in Mesopotamia under his rule, forming the worlds first empire

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Eneduanna

Daughter of Sargon and was appointed the high priestess

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Ur-namma

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

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Shulgi

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

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ziggurat

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

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society

an organized community with rules and traditions

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polytheism

the worship of many gods

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scribe

a professional writer

13

cuneiform

the form of a wedge-shaped writing used in ancient times

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conquer

to defeat

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empire

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

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dynasty

a ruling family