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Cuneiform

The world’s first writing system.

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Pictographs

A picture symbol that represents an object

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Scribe

A writer, especially in ancient times

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Epics

Long poems that tell the stories of heroes.

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Architecture

The science of building

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Ziggurat

A pyramid-shaped temple tower

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Monarch

A ruler of a kingdom or an empire. Royalty

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Hammurabi’s Code

A set of 282 laws that dealt with almost every part of daily life.

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Chariot

A wheeled horsedrawn cart used in battle.

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Nebuchadnezzar

The most famous Chaldean king. He rebuilt Babylon into a grand palace. Known for the Hanging Gardens of Babylon

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Alphabet

A set of letters that can be combined to form words.